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Originally posted by buskey
For you wonderful Canadians watching this thread, here's the latest CNSC (Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission) radiation readings for key points across the country. I've got to give the CDN government credit for being WAY more forthcoming than the US EPA, who will only say 'don't worry, levels are harmless' as opposed to providing the actual readings.
Heck, they even give you baseline readings for 2010 for comparison.
Source (scroll down and click the link for a .pdf file):
Go Canucks! (Americans - that's a hockey playoff reference, Vancouver's team is kickin' a** this year!)
Hey be careful there, I'm a AVS fan to the core you guys already abused us. Go AVALANCH!!! I;m still a little touchy a about the subject.. On to the topic at hand.. Maybe its better to have a slow release like there having rather then one big melt down.
Originally posted by MissTiger
France says it will send 3 more nuclear experts to Japan to help with efforts to remove highly radioactive water from the troubled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Two other French experts are already in Japan and holding talks with the plant operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company. The 5 are from French-based AREVA, one of the world's biggest nuclear energy firms.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy will visit Japan as chair of the Group of 20 nations on Thursday. He will meet Prime Minister Naoto Kan to talk about the possibility of extending further technical assistance to resolve the nuclear crisis.
Hello, all. I have been lurking on this thread for several days and when I read this post about France "helping" Japan with this disaster I just had to comment. Just recently this French based company, AREVA, signed a contract with the Fukushima plant (and several other Japanese plants) to supply their nuclear needs. I think this Areva company has a vested interest in Fukushima. Which means I probably won't be able to believe a thing that comes out of their mouths. Sigh,. What else is new?
Originally posted by Wertwog
This is a non-story now and won't be picked up again unless something big 'explody' happens or people start dropping like flies. Sorry folks, move along. GE/JapGov/TEPCO are free to go about their "dirty work".
Aerial photographs of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant show the scope of the devastation caused by tsunami and hydrogen explosions.
NHK obtained the high resolution photos taken from an unmanned plane on March 20th and 24th. An aerial survey firm in Niigata Prefecture, Air Photo Service, took them at the request of the plant's operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company.
One photo shows a large hole on the roof of the turbine building of the No.3 reactor. It was apparently created when debris hit the roof in a hydrogen explosion.
Part of a pipe is missing between the reactor building and an exhaust stack.
Heavy oil tanks were swept away from the pier by the tsunami and drifted 150 meters westward, blocking a road for vehicles needed for restoration work.
Containers and passenger cars are piled up at the foot of a hill to the west of the No.4 reactor.
Another photo shows pump trucks connected by hoses in a line that stretches from the pier to the first four reactors.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 08:48 +0900 (JST)
Originally posted by EnhancedInterrogator
reply to post by mrbillshow
To be fair, Kyodo News dedicated a whole separate page for Nuke-related stuff a couple of weeks ago ...
Nuclear crisis (now fully accessible)
Presumably, "full accessible" means without any subscription and probably also in multiple languages. But, I could be wrong about that,.
Originally posted by TheRedneck
00nunya00 mentioned a while back buying powdered milk... useless. You have to add water, which is the culprit.
Originally posted by TheOneEyedProphet
The fact that some of you have reported that some folks wherever you may live believe that the nuclear Armageddon is under control, or safely controlled is as worrisome for me as the whole radioactive mess!
What is wrong with us, why are we so apathetic? when did we let them win and take away the few valuable things we had, like our feelings of empathy and our wholeness of being?
When did we stop caring about being educated, when was knowledge taken in as something negative?
, or even worse labeled a "freak" as in abnormal.
So am I reading too deep into things? Is the government doing all it can? are we kept well informed? have our best interests been put in first place instead of their wealth? do they really care for any of us?
I´m not writing this in a gloomy mood, or with any catastrophic mindset, I like to asses the problems with as much variables as I can gather, and then make up my mind, right now, my mind is set!
Adapt or be adapted by the awesome force of radiation!
Tepco’s Damaged Reactors May Take 30 Years, $12 Billion to Scrap
March 29, 2011, 9:10 PM EDT
By Shigeru Sato, Yuji Okada and Tsuyoshi Inajima
March 30 (Bloomberg) -- Damaged reactors at the crippled Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant may take three decades to decommission and cost operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. more than 1 trillion yen ($12 billion), engineers and analysts said.
Four of the plant’s six reactors became useless when sea water was used to cool them after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami knocked out generators running its cooling systems. The entire station north of Tokyo will likely be decommissioned, Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan said yesterday.
The damaged reactors need to be demolished after they have cooled and radioactive materials are removed and stored, said Tomoko Murakami, a nuclear researcher at the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan. The process will take longer than the 12 years needed to decommission the Three Mile Island reactor in Pennsylvania following a partial meltdown, said Hironobu Unesaki, a nuclear engineering professor at Kyoto University.
“Lack of public support may force the decommissioning of all six reactors,” said Daniel Aldrich, a political science professor at Purdue University in Indiana. Tepco “will try to salvage two if it can find public support, which may be unlikely.”