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8.9 Quake hits off coast of Japan! Live Updates.

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posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 08:15 PM
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Heres another feed from Japan.
live.nicovideo.jp...




posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 08:16 PM
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The Iris map is quite different. BTW,I bumped your Chernobyl thread,because it is relevant to what is happening now in Japan.

Did I read right,they are now spraying from the air,to cool down the reactors?



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 08:16 PM
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those pilots have to be getting dosed.....lead plate my ass these people are giving there lives to try to stop this they better be getting medals for this and it better work....



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 08:17 PM
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Originally posted by sonnny1
reply to post by zorgon
 


The Iris map is quite different. BTW,I bumped your Chernobyl thread,because it is relevant to what is happening now in Japan.

Did I read right,they are now spraying from the air,to cool down the reactors?


Yes ..you can see operation live

www.livestation.com...



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 08:20 PM
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Thanks Xavi..........

This is incredible. I feel sorry for those pilots.



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 08:22 PM
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Originally posted by sonnny1
reply to post by xavi1000
 


Thanks Xavi..........

This is incredible. I feel sorry for those pilots.


They are heroes
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posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 08:25 PM
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0121: The helicopters are gone now, in order to minimise the crews' exposure to radiation - NHK.
0118: That's four loads of water dropped - NHK.
0117: A lead plate is attached to the bottom of each chopper and the crew are wearing protective suits - NHK.
0115: These are CH-47 Chinook helicopters. Each would normally have a crew of three: pilot, co-pilot and flight engineer.
0114: Eleven water cannon trucks are on their way to the plant - NHK.
0112: Let's recall what top US nuclear official Gregory Jaczko had to say about the risks facing the crews fighting to cool down the reactors: "It would be very difficult for emergency workers to get near the reactors. The doses they could experience would potentially be lethal doses in a very short period of time."
0110: And US nuclear experts believe there is no water left in Reactor 4's cooling pool, meaning radiation levels are extremely high there.
0108: The reason Reactor 3 got the first shower is because of escaping smoke or steam, indicating water evaporating from the cooling pool, Reuters news agency notes.
0106: This is no easy task for the chopper crews. They can't afford to hover above the reactors because of the radiation so they are making the drops in passing.
0104: Just seen a third load of water spraying from a chopper. Seems it was aimed at Reactor 4.
0102: It was feared yesterday that Reactor 3 might have released radioactive steam due to damage to its containment vessel.
0059: Can see a white curtain of water dropping on the reactor from a helicopter, live on NHK TV.
0057: There are two helicopters now working above Reactor 3 - NHK television. Each is capable of dropping 7.5 tonnes of water, it says.


I cant beleive they are still trying to cool the thing. Its time they poor in the cement imo.



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 08:30 PM
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i thought they had to stop the reaction to pour in cement wont the cement and lead mixture they use not be able to solidify and last time i checked concrete curing produces epic ammounts of heat......i think they have to stop the meltdown b4 they can pour concrete but i am no expert



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 08:33 PM
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I don't think it is that easy to pour the concrete in EITHER.
I think that is probably very hard to do as well, and that it isn't a be all end all cure either.
I think a miracle is needed.



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 08:45 PM
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From my point of view, pouting concrete, which has water mixed in would not work until the rods are cooled. The rods are going the wrong direction for that to happen it seems. The water in the concrete would vaporize causing more steam and helping to spread radiation, the remainder would become sand I guess but at over 1500 - 1700 degrees sand would melt and since the temps are so high stay in a liquid form. Even if you could drop concrete and it some how solidified hte rods are still melting downwards not upwards, the problem is not solved.



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 08:49 PM
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So why not use liquid nitrogen?
Like a halon system,.
It would cool and remove the oxygen
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posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 08:50 PM
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Screengrab of the water dumps from NHK.






posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 08:50 PM
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Is it just me or does it seem things are REALLY bad when they have resorted to spraying water from fly-by helicopters onto reactors in the midst of nuclear meltdown?

Any word on the attempts to bring a new power line to the reactors? It sounds like that's the last hope in this cluster---- of a situation.



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 08:54 PM
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with all the available generators in the world
why do they not have power to run the pumps yet?



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 09:00 PM
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Originally posted by kimar
Is it just me or does it seem things are REALLY bad when they have resorted to spraying water from fly-by helicopters onto reactors in the midst of nuclear meltdown?

Any word on the attempts to bring a new power line to the reactors? It sounds like that's the last hope in this cluster---- of a situation.


Things ARE that bad. This is like trying to put out your burning house by taking a pee on it, I'm afraid.

As for the power line - don't hold your breath. So much stuff was damaged in the explosions that even if they get full power back on, what will work anymore?



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 09:10 PM
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iasked that one a while back and was told its like cold water on a hot engine and would cause boom or cracking of said rods but again no expert



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 09:57 PM
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I am close to Toronto area and I did not feel a thing today.



Originally posted by zorgon
Just got in from work and checked Iris for update

www.iris.edu...

Those red circles are all today!



Even one in the Toronto Area


16-MAR-2011 23:38:19 39.17 142.66 5.7 25.3 NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
16-MAR-2011 22:36:16 -32.47 -71.42 5.3 24.7 NEAR COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE
16-MAR-2011 22:14:52 38.83 144.20 5.1 26.9 OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
16-MAR-2011 22:07:53 38.80 144.19 5.0 25.7 OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
16-MAR-2011 22:03:21 37.61 143.48 5.1 39.8 OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
16-MAR-2011 20:44:42 37.36 143.61 5.3 20.2 OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
16-MAR-2011 19:35:02 37.64 141.99 5.0 24.9 NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
16-MAR-2011 18:23:08 29.41 141.81 5.0 23.6 SOUTH OF HONSHU, JAPAN
16-MAR-2011 18:12:59 37.16 142.13 5.0 35.0 OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
16-MAR-2011 17:55:01 36.28 143.15 4.2 25.8 OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
16-MAR-2011 17:36:55 45.57 -74.55 4.3 18.0 SOUTHERN ONTARIO, CANADA
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posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 10:16 PM
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Originally posted by Lil Drummerboy
So why not use liquid nitrogen?
Like a halon system,.
It would cool and remove the oxygen
edit on 16-3-2011 by Lil Drummerboy because: (no reason given)


I gave that a lot of thought myself my friend. The problem is you need a cryogenic dewar to transport liquid nitrogen as it is constantly boiling off. Liquid Nitrogen boils at -321 degrees Fahrenheit, thus it would most likely vaporise long before it got anywhere near the fuel, and if it did reach by some miracle, it would vaporise too quickly to have any effect.

14 Years Cryogenic Technician in USMC.

With Love,

Your Brother



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 10:18 PM
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This might help, this is a schematic of a fuel rod; I don't know if this is the exact model used in fukushima but it helps vizualising for those of us that are nuclear-reactor-science-challenged:


Taken from here

Drakus.
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posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 10:38 PM
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earthquake.usgs.gov...

Not looking good that's near NZ




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