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Originally posted by Wertwog
reply to post by windwaker
This level of "cluelessness" is understandable given the steady diet of distraction the average person is being fed. Add to that an aversion to anything negative or "bubble bursting", then spice that up with some "no immediate impact to human health" topping and you've got a nice lie-latte to have with your Gaga.
Originally posted by jadedANDcynical
Originally posted by monica86
reply to post by jadedANDcynical
I don't think it can be the base of the reactor where the torus is
The base is huge, look at the second video in my post, it shows it was put in place
videos construction of daiichi post by monica86
I'm not the one who said it was the torus, that was someone responding. what I originally posted was this:
Originally posted by Kailassa
Originally posted by Procharmo
No Problem, totally misunderstood on my part. Peace!
Back on topic. Although other forums should not be treated as credible sources there is a five page thread that has some good arguments for and against the likely hood of the Fukishima MOX powder having an effect on the world.
What's this about MOX powder?
The MOX rods are packed with ceramic pellets made of a mixture of uranium and plutonium.
They are not packed with loose powder.
Simplified Estimation of Criticality Accident of MOX Powder Fuel.
Criticality conditions in MOX fuel fabrication processes were studied and total fission yields in case of hypothetical criticality accident were estimated by using a simplified model. Criticality conditions of a mixture of MOX powder and additive, which acts as neutron moderator, in a model equipment for homogenization of MOX powder were investiaged. Fission yields of MOX powder were estimated by assuming that the shutdown mechanism of a criticality accident is decomposition and annihilation of the additive, zinc stearate, due to the temperature rise. First pulse power, fission yield during the first pulse and total fission yield till shutdown were estimated by using simplified evaluation models. Since MOX fuel powder has a shorter neutron life time, the first pulse power is larger than that of low-enriched uranium aqueous solution. Fission yield during the first pulse and total fission yield are also larger than those of low-enriched uranium aqueous solution due to the smaller reactivity temperature coefficient and larger density. (author abst.)
The path of Kuroshio south of Japan is reported every day. Its counterparts are the North Pacific Current to the north, the California Current to the east, and the North Equatorial Current to the south. The warm waters of the Kuroshio Current sustain the coral reefs of Japan, the northernmost coral reefs in the world. The branch into the Sea of Japan is called Tsushima Current (対馬海流, Tsushima Kairyū ?). The Japan Current is also responsible for the mild weather experienced around Alaska's southern coast and in British Columbia.
Originally posted by Noahswife
Tokyo (CNN) -- Workers on Sunday poured a chemical compound mixed with sawdust and newspaper into a crack at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility that's been a conduit for highly radioactive water leaking into the Pacific Ocean, a utility company official said.
This follows an unsuccessful attempt a day earlier to use concrete to plug the 2-meter-deep (6.5-foot-deep), concrete-lined basin, where authorities had found water gushing directly into the sea via a roughly 20-centimeter crack.
Eighty bags of a water-gel mix made by the Tokyo-based IB Daiwa company will be used in the operation. Each one contains 100 grams of material that includes a special polymer. A Tokyo Electric official said the substance should expand to several thousand times its size as it sticks, ideally, to plug the leak.
The cracked shaft sits behind the No. 2 reactor's turbine building at the facility, which has been in constant crisis since the failure of cooling systems and numerous explosions in the wake of last month's epic earthquake and tsunami.
Originally posted by Destinyone
ps, just heard on CNN, workers in japan tried to use a mixture of sawdust and newspaper, in attempts to plug the leak.
but it didn't work...SAY WHAT???
Originally posted by windwaker
reply to post by brocktoon
There are also people, having lived through Chernobyl, saying that everything will be fine because they lived close to a chernobyl when the accident happened and they are still healthy. So because of this they are not taking Fukushima seriously.
The so-called "Fukushima 50" -- a group of about 300 technicians, soldiers and firemen who have been working in shifts of 50 at Japan's troubled plant -- are being viewed globally as heroes, preventing the world's second-worst nuclear calamity from escalating into a full-blown meltdown.
Although the Japanese government has tried to keep the identities and details of Fukushima's workers under wraps, a series of e-mail threads has emerged which sheds new, albeit dismal, light onto the anonymous pack, the Wall Street Journal is reporting.
"I just wanted people to understand that there are many people fighting under harsh circumstances in the nuclear plants," one anonymous Tokyo Electric Power worker writes. "Crying is useless. If we're in hell now all we can do is to crawl up towards heaven." Another worker spoke of the devastating working conditions, and said he was still unsure of his parents' whereabouts in the wake of the tsunami:
"I myself have had to stay in the disaster measurement headquarters the entire time ever since the earthquake occurred, and have been fighting alongside my colleagues without any sleep or rest," he writes. "Everyone is away from their hometown and does not know when they can return. We don't know who to turn to and direct our concern and anger...everyone has lost everything -- their home, their job, their school, their friends, their families. Who could stand this reality?"
Originally posted by Teknetium
Tepco failed to seal the radioactive leak, it is almost as from an episode of the Simpsons, (or maybe a late first of April?!):
Engineers put 8 kilograms of the polymeric water absorbent together with 60 kilograms of sawdust and three bags of shredded newspaper into pipes leading to a pit connected to the No. 2 reactor building where a 20-centimeter crack has been found to be leaking radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean, the agency said.
I've been lurking on this thread and very grateful for what appears to be information and assessments from a number of well educated and experienced members helping us make sense of this ongoing crisis. I usually log out nearly on the verge of tears at the enormity and severity of it all, but buck it up and get on with dailies of my life as we all have to do. But this quote has done me in.
Sawdust, shredded newspapers and absorbent gel???????