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You know the Chernobyl core is still melting into the earth? It’s still melting into the earth.
It’s a never ending nightmare.
Eventually they’re going to have to put concrete under the melted core to prevent it from hitting groundwater and creating perhaps a steam explosion.
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May 15, 2012
Officials in the Japanese town of Ohi have approved the restart of two nuclear power reactors in Fukui prefecture, according to the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI). After a briefing from the central government and Kansai Electric Power Co., NEI said the Ohi assembly agreed that restarting the reactors is necessary to maintain jobs and the town’s finances.
The town is waiting on the mayor’s decision.
Also in May, Japan’s National Federation of Small Business Associations asked the government to restart the nation’s nuclear reactors to stabilize the power supply, NEI said. The association told Industry Minister Yukio Edano that an increase in electricity rates would devastate small businesses.
Hokkaido Electric Power Co.’s Tomari 3, Japan’s last operating commercial nuclear reactor, shut down for regular inspections May 5, 2012, marking the first time in 42 years that Japan has not had a reactor generating electricity. Prior to the Fukushima Daiichi disaster in March 2011, the country had 50 operating reactors that generated over 44,000 MW, or about 30 percent of the nation’s demand.
The nuclear disaster that would result is beyond anything science has ever seen. Calling it a global catastrophe is no exaggeration.
If political leaders understand the situation and the potential catastrophe, I find it difficult to understand why they remain silent.
The following leaves little to question:
Many scientists believe that it will be impossible to remove the 1,535 fuel assemblies in the pool of Reactor 4 within two or three years.
Japanese scientists give a greater than 90 percent probability that an earthquake of at least 7.0 magnitude will occur in the next three years in the close vicinity of Fukushia-Daiichi.
The crippled building of Reactor 4 will not stand through another strong earthquake.
Japan and the TEPCO do not have adequate nuclear technology and experience to handle a disaster of such proportions alone.
Originally posted by Purplechive
Kinda unusual that start at "120515_01-e.pdf" and then skips 02, 03, 04, 05....but then an "120515_06-e.pdf"....
It's the little things that sometimes makes ya suspicious...
- Purple Chive
Originally posted by Silverlok
the most common being heart failure..