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Japan declares 'nuclear emergency' after quake

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posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 09:18 AM
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posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 09:23 AM
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These workers are on suicide a mission they deserve some respect this is heart wrenching



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 09:24 AM
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Good morning everyone. This is the latest from my contacts in Japan, probably one of the last since they are leaving very soon.

#2 and #3 reactor containment vessels are confirmed breached. Radiation is leaking uncontrolled from them. Radiation levels at the plant went to over 11,000 microsievert per hour at one point today. To understand how high that is about 600 microsieverts would be what you would be exposed to if you got an x-ray. Working at the plant is basically suicide now. Expect the evacuations to be extended from the 20km to 30km. Those being told to stay indoors will be moved out.

As for the idea of dropping water on the reactors from a helocopter. This is a last ditch effort that has been abandoned because the radiation is too high for the crew. Thoughts are that it would not do anything and could even make the situation worse.



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 09:28 AM
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Second reactor at nuclear plant may have ruptured, officials say Globe and Mail

Japan’s nuclear crisis intensified dramatically Wednesday after authorities announced that a second reactor unit at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi plant in northeastern Japan may have ruptured and appeared to be releasing radioactive steam.

The break, at the No. 3 reactor unit, worsened the already perilous conditions at the plant, a day after officials said the containment vessel in the No. 2 reactor had also cracked.


The latestreactor container breach involves reactor #3, which is said to use MOX fuel rods. Mixed oxide (MOX) is composed of plutonium and uranium.





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posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 09:30 AM
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I have no idea what any of that piping is for certain.

I do know that the collapsed structure that we see is used to support electrical conduits and raceways that provide for controls and sensors for plant operations.

They can only stall for time now, it will get uglier.



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 09:31 AM
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cnn says there is radiation in the tapwater now



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 09:32 AM
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#3 being breached would explain the spike in radiation levels and possibly the white plume we've seen streaming from either 3 or 4. Makes sense.



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 09:38 AM
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Originally posted by Erasurehead
...600 microsieverts would be what you would be exposed to if you got an x-ray.


Chest x-ray is about 20 mSv, and 600mSv is 30 chest x-rays.

Radiation Exposure and Contamination Merck
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posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 09:41 AM
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ABC News website says "Fukushima 50" actually a group of 180 workers, rotating shifts and the army is comming to help



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 09:42 AM
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the ieae need to step in asap imo



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 09:45 AM
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I think ABC's reports are quite delayed.......as most reports coming to us from the MSM

I am going to have to lean toward what Erasurehead said in his post.........He has been right on target........



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posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 09:51 AM
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personally i think its over and they are delaying the inevitable i think the whole of japan will be a wasteland for 2000 years i hate to say that but that how i feel and it makes me sick to my stomach to think about



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 09:54 AM
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Originally posted by pez1975
personally i think its over and they are delaying the inevitable i think the whole of japan will be a wasteland for 2000 years i hate to say that but that how i feel and it makes me sick to my stomach to think about


I am feeling the same.

Imagine if a solar flare did cause large parts of the world experiences power fall outs, and that the backup generators were also damaged by the sun's flare. What would happen to those nuke stations?
We need to get rid of it, all together. Nature is boss



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 09:56 AM
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Originally posted by pez1975
personally i think its over and they are delaying the inevitable i think the whole of japan will be a wasteland for 2000 years i hate to say that but that how i feel and it makes me sick to my stomach to think about


Personally i think you are exaggerating. Japan wasteland for 2000 years ? No



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 09:59 AM
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i pray ur right but i think its alot worse than we are hearing and more and more terrible news comes out by the minute



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 10:02 AM
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Originally posted by xavi1000

Originally posted by pez1975
personally i think its over and they are delaying the inevitable i think the whole of japan will be a wasteland for 2000 years i hate to say that but that how i feel and it makes me sick to my stomach to think about


Personally i think you are exaggerating. Japan wasteland for 2000 years ? No


Hmm. Reactor number 3. Leaking. MOX fuel. Plutonium. One type of plutonium used in MOX has a halflife of 376,000 years so at least parts will be indefinately closed. 2000 years whole of Japan uninhabited - I dont know. 6 reactors melting down could make this possible if the right types and amounts of material are released.

Source:
en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 10:05 AM
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Anyone who think the japs are idiots, sorry to say, but you sir are retarded.
I didn't say the Japanese ( some of them take offense to you calling them 'japs' ) are idiots. What I said was...If they don't accept Russian assistance in this matter, they are fools.
In case you hadn't heard, someone can be intelligent and still do foolish things.

As far as me being retarded....

Coming from you, I will value that as a compliment. Thank you very much.




posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 10:05 AM
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thanks for the link astracat! ..

that smoke coming out of it just cant be good! ... well, i guess...



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 10:08 AM
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Did Something happen the market just dropped 70 points in 20 seconds



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 10:13 AM
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Thanks again for contributing your updates here. I know many of us appreciate the information without the media spin.

Personally, my post a few pages back applies, and I for one am no longer following the story via MSM as there is simply too many conflicting reports. I blame this on the lack of understanding by the media, the translation barrier, and finally because any "OFFICIAL" word is actually nothing more than a regurgitation followed by filtration of what TEPCO is saying.

It makes plain sense to me that TEPCO would try to downplay things as much as they think they can get away with, followed by officials that in turn, do the same. By the time information is released, it's washed, and thus, near worthless.

I find it funny that so many people haven't learned this lesson after the DEEEPWATER HORIZON disaster.




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