It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Originally posted by Silverlok
reply to post by Regenstorm
It appears that #1 the explosion happened outside secondary containment so the blast wave would have ripped through the pool firstly whatever was in the pool would have been crushed to powder from the hydraulic pressure and then been dazzlingly spread all-over kingdom come as the water vaporized ( water pressure being ten times less than that of air at the same volumne) and expanded super rapidly ,
in #3 the explosion seemed to take place between the secondary containment and the primary containment core ( although it could have come from the primary ) in either event the most of the water (if there was any) would get venturi sucked up with the initial plume a couple of micro seconds before the blast wave would hit the bottom of the pool , so I would expect large chunks of debris with a moderate amount of powdered material.
Originally posted by SFA437
I have been lurking and keeping up with the thread a cpl times a week.
I haven't contributed that much since way back because things have essentially settled down (to the extent a busted 6 reactor array pumping out petabequerels of radioisotopes can be said to be settled down) and have gotten into rather specific aspects of reactor design which is honestly WAY outside my lane.
I will be in to comment the next time things go BOOM though and to refute, if necessary, any wildly misleading info
○Extention of payment due date at the new site This will be applied based on the customers' offer, in the case that the customers who have evacuated from the area to which evacuation order etc. have been directed from March 11 and who are eligible to permanent indemnification, enter into electricity supply contract in the our supply area.
Payment due date of electricity bill (30 days after the following day of meter reading) will be extended for 9 months (payment for March, 2011),
8 months (payment for April, 2011), 7 months (payment for May, 2011),
6 months (payment for June, 2011), 5 months (payment for July, 2011),
4 months (payment for August, 2011), 3 months (payment for September, 2011),
2 months (payment for October, 2011), and 1 month (payment for November, 2011) respectively.
Originally posted by kdog1982
I don't post on this thread much,but I thought I might bring this to your attention.
On this sitefukushima-diary.com...-FucR.twitter
And on the comment section below.
I am a retired N.Physicist and I can tell you ALL that something went array on all the reactors up until today. The plan “B” should have been implemented within a WEEK of the core issue, cement, cement, cement! But nothing has happened since that horriable day. We all still talk about Chernobyl and the guts that went into sealing that place up, those are the REAL heros because they knew their life was over within a year while working on pouring the cement to seal that place up. NOTE: Whatever you read on CNN/MSNBC Etc, all a bunch of crap. This is the most serious issue in the last 70 years and no one covers it. Those isotopes will stay longer then anything else on this forbidden planet. They will not dissipate over time, over length of travel etc. It’s sad to see this when we know what they can do. The have their own energy source (themselves) and will not burn out until 1,000 or years down the road. I am glad to see someone posted a site about this travesty. Taking Iodine for ANYONE in the world is highly recommended. Not to much, but enough to cover your ass. When I mean world, I mean you and you and YOU. I am 68 now and my whole family is taking it. I just wish the world had balls like the ole Russians had back in the day and they knew what HAD to be done. I will get back to watching the ball game now. GHE Reply
Six months after the accident at Fukushima Daiichi, the news flow from the stricken nuclear power plant has slowed, but scientific studies of radioactive material in the ocean are just beginning to bear fruit.
Levels of radiation in the sea off the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear plant remain stubbornly high six months after the earthquake and tsunami struck Japan on 11 March. After levels peaked at around 100,000 becquerels per cubic metre of seawater in early April, much of the radioactive iodine, caesium and plutonium from Fukushima was expected to rapidly disperse in the Pacific Ocean.
Instead, it seems that the levels remain high. That could be because contaminated water is still leaking into the sea from the nuclear plant, because currents are trapping the material that's already there, or both. Ken Buesseler of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Massachusetts, has told The New York Times that he has received samples of seawater taken in July from near the plant that contained 10,000 becquerels per cubic metre. The corresponding level last year, only months before the disaster, was just 1.5 becquerels, he says.
An independent panel advising the Japanese trade and industry ministry confirmed Friday that the ministry's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency was involved in attempts by utilities to manipulate public opinion on nuclear power. Read more: www.foxbusiness.com...
The move is believed to mark for the first time in Japan that a waste disposal facility will halt operations due to nuclear contamination, and the Environment Ministry says it has no record of such a suspension.
While the Nambu Clean Center is equipped with a new incinerator, the city says, the other incineration factory is old and radiation levels are below the national level even if it burns the same amount of garbage as the new one and produces a larger amount of incinerated ash. As a result, city officials said, the old incineration plant will also burn garbage from the Nambu Clean Center.
Japanese television isn't very good at reporting breaking news, which is why coverage of the Sept. 19 demonstration in Tokyo was negligible on the day it took place. NHK included a two-minute report on its local 6 o'clock bulletin that made it look like another holiday festival, and there was absolutely no mention on the nationwide 7 o'clock news. In the following week, however, many news programs ran features on the demonstration, concentrating on celebrities: Nobel prize-winner and rally organizer Kenzaburo Oe giving a speech; former high-profile TV commentator Keiko Ochiai marching with a banner; actor and anti-nuke activist Taro Yamamoto as a "special guest."
TV Asahi's morning news show pointed out that it was the biggest demonstration since the early 1960s, when young people took to the streets to protest the U.S.-Japan Status of Forces Agreement. When a reporter interviewed Ochiai about the Sept. 19 demonstration, the 66-year-old writer said, "My generation will soon be gone." What she meant was that the future didn't belong to her cohort and that younger people would have to live with the dangers of radiation; but given the emotional context of the reporting, it sounded like nostalgia for the good ol' days.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. has released an estimate that says if water injection at its stricken Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant stops, its fuel rods could start melting in 38 hours, causing radioactive substances to spew out.
The utility said, however, it can resume watering at the Nos. 1 to 3 reactors in three hours at the most in case the plant is hit by another earthquake and tsunami matching the scale of the March 11 disaster that caused their core meltdowns. The estimate said the temperature of the fuel, now believed to have solidified at the bottom of the reactors' pressure vessels, would rise about 50 C each hour and reach its melting point of 2,200 C in about 38 hours.
The reactors would then start emitting massive amounts of radioactive substances, raising the radiation level around the plant's premises above 10 millisieverts, the benchmark for prompting an order to evacuate.
Originally posted by rbrtj
reply to post by Human0815
The corresponding level last year, only months before the disaster, was just 1.5 becquerels, he says.
WAS JUST 1.5?
Meaning that plant was leaking before the accident.
Many decades ago, radioactive materials were disposed at off shore locations at sea. However, the United States signed the London Convention in October 1993. This international agreement, which remains in force until 2018, bans disposing of radioactive materials at sea.
Originally posted by zworld
Guys, just back yesterday from the woods where I was computerless. Will take awhile to catch up. Trying to learn the new image system. Have much to share.