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Originally posted by Fractured.Facade
Originally posted by porky1981
I want to know what the US and other foreign experts are contributing to manage or prevent further progression of this accident in japan? we see a lot about how experts are being consulted, etc., but where are the results?
Would you be willing to send a team of your experts, engineers, physicists and military personnel needed to this site on a potentially suicidal mission to 'help'?
And if you gathered these people, how many would willingly go?
Would you go?
There are no easy answers here, no quick fixes, and it just keeps getting worse.
The only things that can be done now are... and that is a continued effort to cool the reactor cores to prevent a complete meltdown... But at some point, if the radiation gets any higher, that effort will have to be abandoned as well.
Pray for those who are fighting this now, they are already likely making the ultimate sacrifice, knowingly in order to hopefully save lives.
Originally posted by Maestro28
I'm a little confused right now. We had explosions in reactors 1-3 and a fire in 4 earlier today. So did reactor 4 also explode at some point within the last 4 hours or so ??
Originally posted by ceekay
New fire at reactor 4
Reported on bbc news (on tv) no link sorry
THE operator of Japan's stricken Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant says it has scrapped a plan to use helicopters to pour water into a reactor whose overheating fuel storage unit is emitting radiation.
The storage pool, used to hold spent nuclear fuel rods, caught fire yesterday in an alarming escalation of Japan's nuclear crisis.
The blaze was extinguished but fears remain that water may boil away and the rods could be dangerously exposed.
Tokyo Electric Power company spokesman Hajimi Motojuku said early today that helicopters were deemed impractical, but that other options were under consideration, including fire engines.
Officials are struggling to address the failure of safety systems at several of the plant's six reactors after Friday's massive earthquake and tsunami.
Originally posted by antar
For those people they have told within the 30km range to stay indoors, they NEED to administer Eternity pills so that they do not have to watch in total horror as their children, their families die slowly and in terrible pain.