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Originally posted by Procharmo
I'm sure there are ballistics experts who could shed some light on this. It certainly is not like the MOAB
or FOAB www.youtube.com... explosions.
There must have bee great heat over an extended time period to force so much fine debris so high.
The explosion was more like something in between the nuclear rifle and the atomic cannon...
If some one can work out how tall the reactor buildings are or the cranes. Then we can estimate the minimum visible height of the plume...
Originally posted by JustMike
Okay, for what it's worth here's my assessment of what the power of the Fukushima #3 reactor building explosion may have been.
The head of General Electric Co., the U.S. manufacturer of reactors at the crisis-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, will hold talks on Monday with Japanese industry minister Banri Kaieda to offer support to Tokyo in tackling the ongoing emergency, Japanese officials said Friday. Jeffrey Immelt, chairman and chief executive officer of the U.S. conglomerate, will meet with the minister together with Hitachi Ltd. President Hiroaki Nakanishi. The Japanese firm is a supplier of reactors to Tokyo Electric Power Co., which operates the atomic power station crippled by the March 11 killer quake and tsunami. Immelt is also expected to visit the office of the operator known as TEPCO, the officials said. GE has said it will offer technical assistance to the Japanese government and TEPCO by mobilizing more than 1,000 engineers of Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy Ltd., a joint venture of the two companies.
So how did all the freon from the industries in the northern hemisphere get to the upper atmosphere of the southern hemisphere to form the hole in the ozone-layer?
Originally posted by DancedWithWolves
GE CEO to meet with Japan industry minister to offer support
Bartlett Nuclear, a US based recruitment firm, is seeking qualified workers able to travel international who boast a family willing to let them work in highly radioactive locations, namely the Fukushima reactor zone.
Those who are willing and qualified have been promised above average pay for assisting with the nuclear crisis in Japan. In a time when jobs are scares in the US, the company said it has already received applications.
Bartlett Nuclear is expected to send around 10 people in the first group, with more to join at a later date. Each worker is expected to give at least one months worth of work. In addition to an above average salary and a trip to a radioactive Mecca, the US company promised to provide all equipment necessary to safeguard the workers’ health.
Sub-contractors for the General Electric-Hitachi US nuclear plant contacted Bartlett Nuclear specifically to recruit workers willing to come and help those in Japan.
Originally posted by soundguy
2: I would not get as worked up as you are over the samples.
Originally posted by Unity_99
There is some concern that Japan may be in geological danger if another big quake hits. I think we need to keep on praying and asking for healing, for the nuclear to be repaired and halted and for the nation to be safe.
Nitrogen triiodide is the inorganic compound with the formula NI3. It is an extremely sensitive contact explosive: small quantities explode with a gunpowder-like snap when touched even lightly, releasing a purple cloud of iodine vapor. NI3 has a complex structural chemistry that is difficult to study because of the instability of the derivatives.
Originally posted by burntheships
I did not see this posted yet...
Has this been addressed?
URGENT: Gov't eyes injecting nitrogen into reactor vessels to prevent blasts
TOKYO, April 1, Kyodo
The government and Tokyo Electric Power Co. are considering injecting nitrogen into containment vessels of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant's reactors to prevent hydrogen explosions, government sources said Friday.english.kyodonews.jp...
edit on 1-4-2011 by burntheships because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Moonbeams771
This is heartbreaking - I can't imagine what the people stuck in the evacuation zones are going through.
The mayor of Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture, a city subject to a government directive for its residents to stay indoors to avoid radioactive fallout from a nuclear plant crippled by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, has begun appealing to the world over the ''injustice'' of such an instruction.
Message from the Mayor of Minami-Soma City
...the people are literally drying up as if there are under starvation tactics.
Local officials are now fighting the threat of radiation, they have been working to protect the citizen in such a strain and exhaustion.
Some of them lost their family in the earthquake disaster, and some lost their houses.
They are the backbones of the lives of citizens. ...Please help us through.
Helping each other is what makes us human being.
I would like to ask for your continuous support. Thank you.
edit on 1-4-2011 by Moonbeams771 because: Added source
Originally posted by JustMike
reply to post by zenzen
However, as I mentioned, the "quake" would probably not be on a quake list as seismologists can recognize the seismograph signature is not exactly like the ones that earthquakes produce. (They are similar for the untrained eye but seismologists can usually spot them quite quickly.) So, although it would automatically be posted as a quake to begin with (because the auto-posting software does not tell the difference between explosions and real earthquakes), seismologists would probably delete it from the list after they have checked the waveforms. (Waveforms are the traces that the seismos make.) However, that's just "probably". It could be that in Japan they leave it in the data. The fact is, quake you posted that was recorded at 11:00 is very close to the right location and magnitude.(Fukushima Pref. Open sea) It doesn't matter that its location is shown slightly out to sea and a little south of Daiichi Fukushima; especially with smaller events where therefore less seismic stations can detect them, it's very difficult to get the location very precise. Minor errors in reading the P-wave and S-wave arrival times can make a major difference, in fact, because these waves travel so fast. The same applies to establishing quake depth. In fact, that is even more difficult in many cases. Anyway I don't want to write a treatise about how quakes are located. I think that quake would be the best candidate!
2011 3 14 11:00 50.6 37゜19.3'N 141゜15.5'E 27 3.0
By the way, I am assuming the "3.0" is shindo.
That quake at 11:11 is a bit too far away to the south, I think, and also I expect that the other one fits better for the timing. As fpr having two at the same time, if they are very close together in location, this can be reposting of data but with the updated location as more details come in to refine the position. It's also possible that there could simply be two quakes at the same time but in different places. I wouldn't be surprised by this either.
Anyway, now I just need to check the figures for the TNT equivalent of a mag 3.5 event and see what it works out to.