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Originally posted by pattonisit
i have a couple of questions i hope you can answer... while my pc probs seem temporarily resolved, i'll quickly get them in...
excuse my ignorance & poor memory of what people have posted... i've been trying to follow the thread all along, but have missed much
anyway, what i'd like to know concerns # 3, the one with the spent MOX fuel in the pool above the reactor...
if it's spent fuel, is the plutonium & uranium mixed & classed as ONE fuel that's stored in that pool, as it's used/spent?
also, as # 3 deals with MOX, am i wrong in thinking both plutonium & uranium (separately/unmixed) would have been within the reactor building awaiting use.... or is the MOX actually prepared & supplied to the plant from elsewhere?
the latest bbc report says plutonium found inside & outside the reactors is "likely to have come from melted fuel rods"
therefore, if plutonium has been detected, which source do you think it'll be from - the MOX spent-fuel pool, or the unused plutonium, ready to be mixed for use?
what i mean is - if MOX is mixed elsewhere, other than the plant, then plutonium detected around the reactor buildings MUST come from the MOX spent-fuel?
i'm too tired & angry to get my head around it.... this beautiful planet is at stake :'(
also - while i can - i just wanna take the opportunity to thank everyone for their fabulous input in this thread, it's been so helpful having your shared knowledge, insights, & thoughts here - your time & research are fully appreciated, so thanks again
best wishes to you alledit on 30-3-2011 by pattonisit because: being a blonde bimbo without the joy of the blonde hair... & mp
Originally posted by zorgon
Originally posted by Wertwog
Sorry Redneck, it appears we have a small problem, but there is no threat to human health. Radioactive seaweed washes up on BC shores...
Wait a minute... how did that radioactive spread through seawater THAT fast?
While most of the radioactivity falls out over the ocean, some of it has reached the West Coast where it is being deposited with rain. It is mixing with seawater and accumulating in seaweed.
Originally posted by nuumm
Found!!! TEPCO president Shimizu hospitalized in Tokyo for high blood pressure.
Tokyo (CNN) -- The president of the embattled utility that owns the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has been hospitalized due to "fatigue and stress," the company said Wednesday.
Originally posted by windwaker
I'm trying to find a way to donate food or money to these people.
Poison particles from nuke plant found in AT LEAST 12 U.S. states as Japan is put on 'maximum' radiation alert
The United States has already agreed to send some radiation-detecting robots to Japan to help explore the reactor cores and spent fuel pools at the stricken nuclear plant.
Image 16 of 24: Elementary school children's bags are seen gathered near the tsunami-hit Okawa Elementary School in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan March 28, 2011. About eighty percent of the students and teachers were killed or are missing after the school was devastated by a tsunami following the March 11 earthquake. REUTERS/Yuriko Naka
Only Unit 2 is covered with white concrete housing, seen on left of an iron tower on right, at the stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okumamachi, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, on Tuesday, March 29, 2011. Other three units, Unit 1 on right of the tower, Unit 4 and Unit 3, on left and right respectively of another iron tower at second from left among the three pylons, stand with only iron frames. Workers have discovered new pools of radioactive water leaking from the nuclear complex that officials believe are behind soaring levels of radiation spreading to soil and seawater. (AP Photo/Kyodo News
Originally posted by iWokeUp
reply to post by YarlanZey
Yes i know, im in the dales and its now raining...had to let the dogs out for a piddle and i felt very guilty for doing so.
Im guessing that it hit the U.S a while back then if were just getting it now??
Originally posted by JustMike
It was just announced on NHK TV that a TEPCO official says that smoke was observed at the Fukushima Dai ni power plant at about 6 pm today (March 30) Japan time. The smoke is not now visible.
The official gave no details about what may have caused the smoke.
Please note that this is NOT the same as the Fuskishima Daiichi plant!
I have no graphics or screen shots yet but here is the link to NHK TV Japan (English).
If anyone gets a screen capture of the announcement in text form, please post!
Edit: The smoke came from the Fukushima Dai ni #1 reactor's turbine building. Was sighted at 5:56 pm. Smoke not now visible.
Please note that it's now dark there and that could affect the ability to see smoke...
Mikeedit on 30/3/11 by JustMike because: added eta