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Originally posted by zorgon
Originally posted by TheRedneck
I'm getting a really bad feeling over this. I posted yesterday that it is possible that the bedrock has cracked underneath Unit #4, with cracks spreading to Unit #3 and creating the oceanic radiation levels. But this 8" long crack is at Unit #2. Am I the only one seeing this pattern?
Take a close look at this pit... ignore the concrete and look at the front edge... notice anything?
Originally posted by OuttaHere
I can't help noticing that the crack in the picture does not match the description of a 20cm crack in a pit:
I must respectfully disagree with you. Nuclear energy is certainly the problem. If it were not for nuclear energy then we would not need solutions that are tested and work to solve the problems that go wrong. It seems far to often they are located on fault lines, must be constructed near water sources and whether privatized, or public, will ALWAYS pose risks far greater than we will likely be able to handle, even with little safety guidelines and pre-catastrophe testing. It simply is not worth the risks. Of course this is merely my not so humble opinion.
Originally posted by Silverlok
all I ask is you tell me how this thing does not effect a huge number of people or draw there concern
Originally posted by Tallone
If the by-products could be handled safely and did not present any risk on that basis than all well and good. I don't think fission is in that category. For the reasons you state. Fusion may be a possibility. But again I don't think the present economic system in the world that asserts the highest value is profit can ever be trusted with public safety, particularly when we talk about this kind of awesome power.
Originally posted by zorgon
Originally posted by Regenstorm
Please take a look at the pictures in these articles:
Water flowing into a pit with a screen...
A DRY pit with concrete poured in. Since they say that they COULDN'T stuff the leak how come this pit is DRY?
What have these two pits got to do with each other?edit on 4-4-2011 by zorgon because: (no reason given)
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said there was no other choice but to release the water.
The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station plans to release water containing radioactive materials into the sea possibly from Tuesday in a bid to help speed up work to bring the crippled complex under control, it said Monday.
The total amount of contaminated water to be released will be 15,000 tons and the concentration of the waste water is estimated at about 100 times the legal limit, which is deemed as a relatively low level, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said.
Radioactivity at 0.0638 sieverts per hour, much lower than the 0.2-sievert alarm level, is expected, the agency said, adding it will step up monitoring of airborne fallout and warn people not to go out if radioactivity reaches alarming levels.
Breathing in the particles for a whole year is equivalent to one 300th of an X-ray examination, said Lee Jo-chan, director of AEC's Department of Radiation Protection.
People should stay home while the nuclear fallout is here in order to avoid prolonged exposure, a specialist with the Veterans General Hospital said, adding those who must go out should immediately take off their clothes and cleanse nuclear contaminants from their bodies as soon as they are back home.
People should wear long-sleeved clothing and masks when they go out on a sunny day and carry an umbrella if it rains, said AEC's Lee Jo-chan, who also recommended cleansing showers, but not iodine tablets and table salt.
Iodine tablets are intended for people anticipating an exposure to 100-sievert or higher radioactivity, Lee noted, saying indiscriminate use could cause heart palpitation and an abnormal heartbeat in an otherwise normal person.