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Originally posted by ChessGuru
reply to post by VinceH
"Why does it look like the structure is getting progressively more deteriorated?"
I don't remember who posted it first but besides the aftershocks and radiation tremendous bursts of heat from the ongoing reactions are occuring. Remember an escaped core melts through concrete.
Originally posted by Fractured.Facade
reply to post by rbrtj
I think you got that a little backwards... But okay anyway.
It doesn't take guts to call a spade a spade, or a pedophile a pedophile... If there was no truth to it, that "Journalist" would still be alive.
Now.. Back to the much more important crisis in Japan....
At least this is an accidental radioactive substance contamination
Originally posted by PhysicsAlive
reply to post by MedievalGhost
I hate to say this, but this means that 6,000 cubic meters of radioactive gas within the containment will need to be displaced. It will go into the atmosphere.
This could mean for a spike in radioactivity around the plant, and radioactive fallout in the general area and beyond.
Hopefully, winds will continue to blow out over the ocean during this time - but the weather forecast seems sketchy for this:
Now, this is probably a "drop in the bucket" compared to what has already been, what continues to be, what soon will be, and what later will be released... But just thought I would mention itedit on 7-4-2011 by PhysicsAlive because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Wertwog
Originally posted by SDoradus
Originally posted by Wertwog
reply to post by SDoradus
Nuke plants are renewable. The plutonium fuel cycle is the future. MOX is the future. But you have to burn it in nuclear plants that we have not yet constructed. Stuffing reactor three with the stuff is clearly (at least in hind site) nuclear malpractice.
But hey we are all captain hind site here;
Deaths per Tera Watt Hour
Believe it or not, even with the death's resulting from this nuclear accident Nuclear will still be safer than wind energy.
edit on 7-4-2011 by SDoradus because: something is wrong with the quote tags ... sigh
Nuke plants need uranium, a non-renewable resource.
World shortage of uranium looming
Your source for the Deaths per Tera Watt Hour mostly accounts deaths in mines and installion of wind turbines is dubious at best, bad science at worst. The report is trying to correlate random rooftop accidents and electrocutions and pulling various statistics that might not even be related to wind or PV installations, plus only attributing 50 deaths to Chernobyl. I would say this report is highly biased in favour of the nuclear industry and is just plain bad analysis. Even the WHO attributes 4,000 deaths, Greenpeace insists it is more like 200,000, and could be even higher.
It's ridiculous to assert wind and solar are more dangerous than nuclear. I'm done with this debate.
Cherynobly deaths underreported
Tepco meanwhile said it believes 25 percent of the fuel rods in reactor No. 3's core were damaged as of March 15, with their casings ruptured or melted from earlier overheating caused by temporary loss of coolant water. The damage could lead to the release of strong radioactive materials from the reactor's core. Tepco said earlier that an estimated 70 percent of the fuel rods in the No. 1 reactor and 30 percent in the No. 2 reactor were damaged as of March 15. This was the first time the utility issued an estimate for reactor 3's core.
Meanwhile, Tepco has decided not to estimate the percentage of damaged fuel rods beyond March 15 because it can't obtain reliable data, a company official said. The utility made the estimate by measuring the rate of change in the amount of gamma rays inside the pressure vessels for reactors 1, 2 and 3, which hold nuclear fuel rods. Reactor 4 has no fuel rods inside its core because it was shut down before the quake. "Judging from the temperature of the pressure vessels, the damage to the fuel rods may be greater now (than 70 percent) for reactor No. 1, while No. 2 may not have changed much," said Ken Nakajima of the Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute.
Originally posted by Regenstorm
Originally posted by autopat51
this is dire..so VERY dire!!! it has gone from horrible to nightmare to twilight zone in 579 pages..
and its not close to being done...this thread has become my life lately as i watch the horror unravel.
thank you to everyone working on this, i would have it no other way.
I feel the same way even though I don't have to worry much, but I'm absolutely stunned by the lack of coverage by the press as well. What is also very interesting is that there are little to none debunkers around in this thread.
It shows that in a real emergency people tend to stick together.
Keep up the good work guys!
Originally posted by qmantoo
There MUST be webcams up those masts. Surely we can find them?