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Originally posted by Flying Sorcerer
So it was a press conference about nothing major really?
Sounds like they could have jsut released a statement... but I guess the pink panther wanted to show his ugly mug on the telly to show he cares and that France will help rebuild /cash in
Originally posted by ressiv
money goes first :-)
The EU has raised the max. radiation levels for food imported from Japan !... problem solved....
Originally posted by mrbillshow
reply to post by TheRedneck
"There is another mechanism that would allow ground readings to increase. I remember reading earlier in this thread something about the plant being situated not on soil, but on dry bedrock."
Most recent news shows 10k times discovered in "groundwater" next to #1. If the plant is built on bedrock how can groundwater exist or accumulate from rain or spraying?
Originally posted by brocktoon
Original research alert!
I have a riddle. Why is Sarkozy in Japan? Why was he of all people so quick to get over there? The answer lies in who he brought with him: A cat named Carlos Ghosn.
Who is Carlos Ghosn? Why, none other than the Chairman of Renault, and holder of the same title for Nissan Motors. (Renault controls Nissan through a 44% interest and other agreements).
Why is he there? One of Nissan's largest plants is in Fukushima. It is literally just over the hill from Fukushima Dai-ani, and by extension, in the neighborhood of Dai-ichi.
Sarkoszy is there for one thing: to set up monitoring of these French assets, and to make sure that the exclusion zone is not ever expanded to include them. So when people ask why the evacuation zone has not been expanded to 50km, when the IAEA thinks it should. Have a careful look at what's on the ground within those 50 km, and who's just happens to be visiting Japan....
Originally posted by crappiekat
Tokyo (CNN) -- The levels of radiation in ocean waters off Japan's embattled Fukushima Daiichi plant continue to skyrocket, the nation's nuclear safety agency said Thursday, with no clear sense of what's causing the spike or how to stop it.
The amount of the radioactive iodine-131 isotope in the samples, taken Wednesday some 330 meters (361 yards) into the Pacific Ocean, has surged to 4,385 times above the regulatory limit.
This tops the previous day's reading of 3,355 times above the standard -- and an exponential spike over the 104-times increase measured just last Friday.
Originally posted by TheRedneck
reply to post by -W1LL
The only signs we can be sure of would be steam rising based on the amount of moisture the corium encounters. Beyond that, we don't know.
As for the speed, we simply don't know. No one has ever turned a nuke plant into a bedrock drill before. We don't even know how deep it will go.
Originally posted by Procharmo
Originally posted by SFA437
SwissNuclear HQ offices bombed in Olten, Switzerland
Seems somebody is taking the desire to shut down reactors quite seriously. For this to happen in Switzerland... kind of jaw agape here.
Going back to earlier the photo of the containment head breach- it is most likely on #1. Original vid is kind of misplaced on my comp at the moment.
edit on 31-3-2011 by SFA437 because: Additional info
The yellow part is on the outside and was surrounded by loads of concrete.
At 2:27 they confirm the yellow dome is reactor No4....
The fast erosion phase of the concrete basemat lasts for about an hour and progresses into about one meter depth, then slows to several centimeters per hour, and stops completely when the melt cools below the decomposition temperature of concrete (about 1100°C). Complete melt-through can occur in several days even through several meters of concrete; the corium then penetrates several meters into the underlying soil, spreads around, cools and solidifies.