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posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 06:46 AM
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Originally posted by NoAngel2u
Arnie has a new video update today. He says he's been getting LOTTA emails (Des?
) and one topic that has generated a lot of questions is what happened at unit 3.

Gundersen Postulates Unit 3 Explosion May Have Been Prompt Criticality in Fuel Pool



Everyone in Japan should probably be thinking domo arrigato gozaimasu to Angel for posting Arnie san's updates.
Notice at 2:30 in the video Giant Evil Arising as dark smoke; by 2:35 you can see its left arm has moved down, and its right arm has moved upwards towards the back.
That should be convincing proof that this was something of evil intent on Nihonjin people and indeed the people all across our entire planet.
The more evil that is brought to the inspection of people of light (all original 5 indigenous human races here are people of light...-red/yellow/brown/black/white) the more it neutralizes the power of the dark evil forces and their offspring who are not human.
Dark forces like the yakuza always put on their tough faces, but they can be overpowered by real humans higher spiritual thoughts. Higher spiritual thoughts can be of Shinto, Buddhist, Taoist, Christian and many other origins/practices followed by Nihonjin.
When they seem tough, laugh at them, they will get madder losing more of their negative power over human beings. Beings of light can always overpower beings of darkness (thats a secret they try hard to keep you from knowing). You can make them bend to your will....... never have fear of the word or picture of a cougar or the number 13...they are meaningless iconography that humans have the misconception to believe have some real power behind them...the word cougar, the picture or #13 have no power over you whatsoever.
Domo Arrrigato Gozaimasu Nihonjin
Communicator over and out for right now.......
Love, Peace, Harmony, Light to all...
Remember: Higher spiritual thoughts can be of Shinto, Buddhist, Taoist, Christian and many other origins/practices followed by Nihonjin.




posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 07:04 AM
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Morning all.

reply to post by Wertwog
 


Thanks for taking a look at the possible photos/video of unit 4 spf blowing. Still no confirmation if these are the correct photos.

reply to post by rbrtj
 


Thanks for uploading the latest TEPCO video to youtube and linking.

In other news

Entire RadNet system still down. FAIL

High radiation levels found at Ohio nuclear plant




CLEVELAND -- High radiation levels recorded at a nuclear reactor in northeast Ohio have prompted a special inspection by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

The NRC says workers at the Perry Nuclear Power Plant immediately evacuated the plant on April 22 when radiation levels rose while the plant was in the process of shutting down for a refueling outage. The commission says the plant is safe and that officials don't believe workers were exposed to radiation levels that exceeded federal limits.

The commission says radiation levels rose when workers were removing a monitor that measures nuclear reactions during start-up and shutdown.



four workers involved were contractors hired to assist with the plant refueling. He said the contractors were working in a containment building underneath the reactor at the time.

"The contractors did not use the proper method to remove this piece of equipment from underneath the reactor," Schneider said.


Source
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posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 07:47 AM
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Good morning to you DWW; I got up early; my wolf companion is still sound asleep on the bed...seems like a great day to be alive today. Lots of positive thought energies overcoming the negative ones.......



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 07:51 AM
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Fukushima city removing radioactive topsoil in schools
(Mainichi Japan) April 27, 2011



mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/news/20110427p2g00m0dm006000c.html


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Heavy machinery began scooping off surface soil at Kaoru Elementary School and Tsurumidan Nursery School in Koriyama, city officials said, adding that the removed soil will be discarded in landfills in the inland city.

The work is part of a project to remove the upper layer of soil at 15 elementary and junior high schools, where radiation levels have been measured at over 3.8 microsieverts per hour, as well as 13 nursery schools, where levels of over 3.0 microsieverts per hour have been detected, the city officials said.

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posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 07:58 AM
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Originally posted by Aeons
reply to post by DancedWithWolves
 


It's AMAZING. So many sudden failures on the entire system, just when the event they are intended to monitor is likely WAY worse than they ever expected.

So many pieces of equipment, failing at once. For a month. With only a handful of occasional and not system wide problems before that.

Once is a problem. Twice is a coincidence. Three times a serious screw up. Four is really starting to make one question people's abilities.

Consistently, everywhere, at once, just when the data is needed.....that's not a screw up. That's not a data problem. That's just plain old obfuscation.

They are lying through omission. They aren't even HIDING that they are lying through obfuscation.


Greetings:

There seems to be another ghost in the machine - and, perhaps, literally.

pattonisit mentioned this recently, and we have correlated this with what Unity_99 postulated heretofore, and would welcome others to fully investigate and question authority regarding this thinly-veiled allusion to an "outside" influence.

We keep coming back to those pesky cameras and the drama still surrounding the images (actually, lack thereof), the Israeli company that installed them, and inferences of Mossad "meddling" and a "StuxNet" virus.


Stuxnet is the name given to a computer worm, or malicious computer program, that began to spread in mid-2009. It may the most sophisticated cyberweapon ever deployed.

Stuxnet turned up in industrial programs around the world. But experts dissecting it soon determined that it had been precisely calibrated in a way that would send nuclear centrifuges wildly out of control, adding to suspicions that it was meant to sabotage Iran’s nuclear program.

pattonisit mused about a possible wtf? moment here:



From an international standpoint as well, "WE NEED TO FIND OUT RIGHT AWAY WHETHER THIS ACCIDENT (STEMMED FROM) PROBLEMS AT FUKUSHIMA ALONE" Kondo said.


eh, wtf?

i'm far too tired to contemplate the exact meaning of this statement right now... i'm going to bed, & expect to not be able to sleep on it.


Interestingly, if there is a connection that can be "proven" regarding the "take-down by computer over-ride of the scramming mechanisms," what would/could Japan possibly do?

We must remain eternally vigilant and watch for other innuendoes coming from TEPCO/JAPGOV to see where and how far the blame can be laid.

In Peace, Love & Light

tfw



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 08:03 AM
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Robot 'Quince' to investigate nuclear plant

The Yomiuri Shimbun

A robot will be used to investigate hard-to-reach places at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, according to the head of robotics at the unified command headquarters dealing with the nuclear crisis.

The robot--originally developed by researchers at organizations including the Chiba Institute of Technology and Tohoku University for work in disaster areas--has been converted to investigate conditions at the nuclear plant. The plan was announced Sunday by University of Tokyo Prof. Hajime Asama, who is in charge of adopting robot technology at the headquarters set by the government and Tokyo Electric Power Co., operator of the nuclear plant.

The robot, called Quince, can be used to collect information in dangerous situations such as terrorist attacks using chemical weapons. Equipped with several tracks, the robot is 66 centimeters long and 48 centimeters wide.

The four small tracks on its sides make it one of the top machines in the world for maneuvering over rubble and difficult terrain, according to Tohoku University Prof. Satoshi Tadokoro. It has not been decided how many robots will be used, the institute said.

(Apr. 27, 2011)

Hmmm, I keep wondering why they don't use that gigantic robot guy I spotted way back around page 751; he looked about the size of 3 houses stacked on top of each other. Guess he was too destructive to use for research.



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 08:17 AM
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Liquefaction victims in line for financial aid

The Yomiuri Shimbun

The government plans to provide financial assistance for the reconstruction of houses damaged by soil liquefaction in the aftermath of the March 11 earthquake.

The financial aid will be distributed across an extensive area, including Chiba and Ibaraki prefectures and Tokyo, a government official said Tuesday.

It will be the first time the Law on Support for Reconstructing Livelihoods of Disaster Victims will have been applied because of damage caused by liquefaction.

The government will make a formal decision on the matter by the end of this month.

In Chiba Prefecture, which suffered the worst liquefaction damage, about 12,000 residential units and other properties in Chiba, Urayasu and three other cities either sank or became uneven due to liquefaction, according to the prefectural government.

In Ibaraki Prefecture, damage was reported in Itako and other cities.

Under the law, financial support can be provided to rebuild houses destroyed or damaged due to natural disaster. To date, houses that sink or become uneven have not been deemed eligible for such aid.

For this reason, the heads of local governments concerned called on the government to include liquefaction victims in a list of people to be granted financial support.

The government plans to issue a notice from the Cabinet Office stating assistance will be provided to liquefaction victims under the law, the official said.

Under the law, disaster victims can receive up to 3 million yen, including 1 million yen in basic support funds, for the reconstruction of damaged or destroyed houses.

In the aftermath of the torrential rains that hit Niigata and Fukui prefectures in 2004, application of the law was expanded to provide funds to help finance restoration of houses that were flooded with earth and sand.

At a House of Councillors Audit Committee session Monday, Ryu Matsumoto, state minister in charge of disaster management, said the government was "reexamining the standards for application of the law, while taking into consideration the recent liquefaction damage."

A fund established to facilitate aid under the law currently has a balance of about 54 billion yen.

However, financial aid for the restoration of houses destroyed or damaged because of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami will total 1 trillion yen to 1.5 trillion yen, according to an estimate by the National Governors' Association.

It is not yet clear how the government will procure those funds, observers said.

(Apr. 27, 2011)

One of the many things not made very clear for Nihonjin. Tell all your friends and family so they can pass it on to anyone else who is obviously unclear. Maybe give em a little higher thought nudge. Don't forget to smile and laugh "at them" if they say stupid things.

Peace, Love, Harmony, Light Nihonjin



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 08:32 AM
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As usual, they are playing the incident down - but I would like to highlight the following part of the report:


The woman was found to have suffered more internal than external radiation exposure...

...She had been wearing a mask, but may have inhaled radioactive material when putting it on or taking it off.


After inhaling radioactive dust and particles into her lungs - even if she suffers no ill-affects directly from the radiation - she will have to live with the worry for the rest of her life. What a shame.


A TEPCO official acknowledged during a separate press conference that its radiation-dose management should have been more stringent.


The Mainichi Daily



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 08:38 AM
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The EPA map links remain blank. However - the text only version of their results now seems to have the ability to analyze samples that are time stamped in the future.

Link



As to the rest of your thoughts....those are some serious questions. I wonder if any reporters have asked about those images from the security cameras. We have. TEPCO hasn't gotten back to us. Would beat anything we are seeing with the capabilities as advertised. Those cameras see radiation. TEPCO stalling during disaster, ineptness and design flaws may have been enough cause though.

Those control rods insert from the bottom as has been discussed. Bad design. An earthquake that shifted the ground as much as the one March 11, would potentially have misaligned those rods with insertion openings. Really bad design. Would those openings have resealed if the control rods did not insert? Seems potentially possible they did not. Does that turn the reactor design into a colander for corium/highly radiated cooling water? There are also reports of the Gates stuck open in the the SPFs.according to chatter online. Long-term leaks in all the torus structures. Bad location, location, location. History of not checking safety equipment. Accident just waiting to happen on many levels.

On a side note: a few saying that the SPF in reactor #4 spanned the entire length/width pick one of the building.

Has anyone come across TEPCO leaked executive emails recently that might indicate outside influence? Wouldn't that be helpful to know.

Back to reading and thanks for the out of the box thoughts. That would just be...scary.
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posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 08:44 AM
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TEPCO boss wanted use of SDF plane / Minister nixed March 11 plan to rush to HQ

The Yomiuri Shimbun

Tokyo Electric Power Co. President Masataka Shimizu tried to fly to Tokyo from Aichi Prefecture on an Air Self-Defense Force airplane on March 11 after the massive earthquake that struck that day, but his permission to use the aircraft was revoked shortly after it took off, it has been learned.

About 20 minutes after takeoff, the ASDF C-130 Hercules transport plane carrying Shimizu was ordered by Defense Minister Toshimi Kitazawa to change course and return to Komaki Air Base in the prefecture.

Shimizu's attempt to rush to TEPCO's Tokyo head office on the ASDF plane to help manage the response to the disaster had been authorized by the Cabinet's emergency response team, government sources said Tuesday.

The defense minister had not been informed of the plan, ministry officials admitted.

When Kitazawa learned of the plan, he said the aircraft should be kept available to use for disaster-relief efforts, and immediately revoked permission for Shimizu to use the plane, the sources said.

However, Kitazawa's order did not reach officers at Komaki Air Base until more than 10 minutes after the plane took off, according to the sources.

According to the ministry, the aircraft took off from Komaki Air Base at 11:30 p.m. on March 11.

On March 11, the earthquake and subsequent tsunami inflicted critical damage to TEPCO's Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant and also brought highways and Shinkansen and other train services to a standstill, reducing Shimizu's options for getting to Tokyo from Nara, where he had been for business.

The TEPCO president's use of the ASDF plane was suggested by members of the Cabinet's emergency response team to the head of the Defense Ministry's Operation Policy Bureau, Shuichi Sakurai, the sources said.

At about 9:40 p.m., Sakurai instructed the bureau's contingency response section chief, Kazunori Inoue, to assess the plan's feasibility, according to the sources.

Ministry bureaucrats compiled for Inoue a plan to fly Shimizu on the C-130 from Komaki Air Base to Iruma Air Base in Saitama Prefecture, before ferrying him to TEPCO's head office in central Tokyo in an SDF helicopter, the sources said.

That plan was not conveyed to the defense minister until 11:20 p.m., at which time Kitazawa ordered the plan be scrapped, insisting the top priority for SDF transport capabilities was helping disaster victims, the sources said.

However, for unknown reasons Kitazawa's order was not immediately communicated to Komaki Air Base, the sources said.

The communication delay meant the plane had already been in the air for about 20 minutes by the time it was told to turn around and land at the Komaki base, they said.

The plane was subsequently used to transport an SDF medical team and other personnel to the disaster-stricken region, according to the sources.

Upon being informed of the disaster, Shimizu went from Nara to Nagoya by train in a bid to reach Tokyo, the sources said.

He had hoped to fly to Tokyo in a helicopter owned by a TEPCO affiliate, but was forced to abandon the idea because the Civil Aviation Law forbids private-owned helicopters flying after 7 p.m.

With all land routes in chaos, the TEPCO president inquired about using an SDF plane to get to Tokyo, the sources said.

The defense minister's intervention meant Shimizu did not arrive in Tokyo until about 10 a.m on March 12.

(Apr. 27, 2011)

This would seem to indicate that a Defense Minister has powers greater than a Nihonjin President.

Maybe they changed the hierarchy without notifying anyone???????

I guess it could mean either the defense minister was told to do that, or did it on his own; maybe he knows what would happen if he didn't for whatever reason?

Or could this actually mean TEPCO is looking for some way out of paying damages for say the next 7 generations? Or possibly for far longer? Maybe they just enjoy making up stories that might sound truthful enough to people who don't get the real news.

Stay tuned to ATS for more information on that...

Love to all.......



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 08:50 AM
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There are some talented map makers on the net these days...



Units 1-4


Units 5-6


Piri Reis would be in good company.


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posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 09:15 AM
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An earthquake expert on Japanese tv news this morning said they are expecting a magnitude 8+ quake to hit anytime in either Aomori prefecture area in the the north, or Tokyo area in the south.

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posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 09:21 AM
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Sorry to be a dumb-arse, but when did the explosion on #4 occur? I have been out of touch lately.

Was it a steam explosion?



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 09:29 AM
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Fukushima city removing radioactive topsoil in schools
(Mainichi Japan) April 27, 2011

mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/news/20110427p2g00m0dm006000c.html


Heavy machinery began scooping off surface soil at Kaoru Elementary School and Tsurumidan Nursery School in Koriyama, city officials said, adding that the removed soil will be discarded in landfills in the inland city.

The work is part of a project to remove the upper layer of soil at 15 elementary and junior high schools, where radiation levels have been measured at over 3.8 microsieverts per hour, as well as 13 nursery schools, where levels of over 3.0 microsieverts per hour have been detected, the city officials said.



This make absolutely no sense to me. They are going to remove the soil, so the next layer of soil can become contaminated. And - They are going to take the now contaminated soil inland - so they can contaminate the land there? Nothing like spreading things around so no one is left out - how very nice of Them.



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 10:09 AM
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Originally posted by NoAngel2u
Arnie has a new video update today. He says he's been getting LOTTA emails (Des?
) and one topic that has generated a lot of questions is what happened at unit 3.

Gundersen Postulates Unit 3 Explosion May Have Been Prompt Criticality in Fuel Pool




I am not going to say there could not have been a criticality event(s), but I will say I STRONGLY doubt it was in the cooling pool itself. The audio track of the event tells me it was not just one explosive event. No matter what you call it. I won't say he's wrong about the pool going critical, but I'll say that was a secondary or ancillary effect to the 3 explosions.

I can say this because of fact that it did not occur during 9.1 itself. (Or the aftershocks that directly followed.) But rather that it happened -after- reactor 1's hydrogen explosion, which establishes a time frame for the events.

Its not to say the pool hadn't been damaged by the quake, and could have lost water, and resulted in fuel burning / and the structure containing the rods to become mal-formed.

However the point he misses utterly, is the fact that the swimming pool like nature of the cooling pond is that it is -wide-, and that the force of his supposed criticality 'explosion,' would not be as confined as he thinks it was. For proof I'd suggest throwing a stick of dynamite into a swimming pool, To achieve a full criticality explosion like he suggests, every single rod would have to be in contact at the same 'moment'. (Moment in the case would be micro-seconds or less.)

And then there would be only one explosion, and the effect would be similar to the explosion in #1, where the large area of the pool and the open 'air' nature of the inside of the building 'over the pool' would cause similar structural damage as seen in #1. An 'all out' criticality explosion would have been prevented to some extent, by the rod separators and other debris caused by the quake and melting/burning fuel rods preventing full contact across all of the pools contents.

Then there are three explosions, not one, that are present in the audio portion of the video of reactor number three's explosions. Which is the most important clue he missed or overlooked.

However he did correctly postulate that it was a focused upwards blast, he just utterly missed or ignored that the structure most likely to confine and direct such an explosive force was the reactor containment structure and the reactor core itself.

It's not his fault though, for thinking that it was the cooling pool, but he's obviously not had any training in blowing things up.

I will however grant that he is likely right that criticality events could have happened or did happen in the cooling pools of 1, 3 &4. Which would account for the various rare elements and such being present all around the site. (And further.)

However it is my solid opinion he was dead off as to the point of origin of the explosions in #3.

While Mr./Dr./Professor Gundersen, might have more letters after his name than mine, I can tell you right now, I've likely blown up more things than he has.


As for the fuel rods being launched up out of the pool, and traveling 2 miles; that was not what would have happened from a 'criticality induced pool explosion'. Again, the open nature of the pool would come into play, as would the building structure of area over the pool. Resulting in a similar blast pattern to reactor #1.

Basically the focal point of the detonation, fuel (instantly vaporized water and fuel rods) and wide nature of the pool and building itself would negate that as the source for launching the fuel rods that far.

Not to mention buildings two and four were largely intact at the time of the explosions and afterwards. Which is to say that the horizontal blast effects that would have been the most likely similar to the explosion in #1.

Since # 2 and #4 and other ancillary buildings near there, do not show significant signs of inward penetration, the force of the blast was largely vertical. The only structure strong enough to survive such a detonation in #3, and to direct such a force, as to send debris 2 miles or further; is the reactor containment structure and the reactor body itself.

Sorry, Mr./Dr./Professor Gundersen, but while a criticality events likely happened, it wasn't the pool of #3 that was the focal point of the explosions in #3.

If someone feels the need/urge to send this on to Mr./Dr./Professor Gundersen, feel free.

M.




edit on 27-4-2011 by Moshpet because: grammar, not that I am exper in that, either.

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posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 10:40 AM
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Your point was discussed at length (and maybe you were in on the discussion) about the explosion at unit 3 many many pages back. I think others involved in the discussion at that time felt as well that it was the containment that blew, resulting in that "upward vector," as Arnie describes it. I think there were some debates as to whether some of the explosive sounds during it were actual explosions, or of some other origin, like perhaps the massive bolts of the containment lid popping. I surely don't recall the entire conversation and no time to sift through and find it, so perhaps someone who was more involved in it will chime in, as my participation in this thread is primarily voyeuristic with a little troll thrashing peppered here and there.


Was the fuel pool, or containment on the south side of the building?
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posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 10:50 AM
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I'd add only one thing, or minor correction.

The sounds on the video were not explosive in nature. They were the sounds of structural failure (IMO) and this analysis was backed up by Redneck around 200 pages ago LOL

I do have a good bit of experience in both blowing things up and looking at the effects and analyzing what got blown u and what is functional. IMO the #3 sequence was as follows:

Cascading structural failures (the three deep booms) releasing hydrogen- possibly corium melting thru RPV in small amounts as well as torus breach from pressure. (speculation- I am not a nuke guy)
Corium breach initiates hydrogen oxygen explosion. That orange flash at the corner pointed out in the video simply indicates incomplete combustion. Anyone remember the oil fires early on? A hydrogen ignition and pressure wave would aerosolize the oils like a fuel-air explosive (which goes off with an orange flash).
Explosion widens RPV breach, mass of corium hits water and we get mass ejecta in a linear/directed fashion up through the bottom of the containment which bursts at it's weakest point which is the lid. IMO that is what the large object coming down on the left is.

There is also the photographic evidence of further building degradation due to heat which tells me the SFR pool still has a bunch of rods in it, the cloverleaf pattern under the location of the RPV on the IR photos indicates a major heat source under the RPV and the (relatively) small amount of fuel rod bits found scattered all over the countryside. if the SFR pool went up like he said there would be 1500 or so tons of them everywhere.

Hate disagreeing with Arnie- the guy forgot more than I will ever know but that's my .02 on it.



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 10:53 AM
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Originally posted by DancedWithWolves
Has anyone come across TEPCO leaked executive emails recently that might indicate outside influence? Wouldn't that be helpful to know.

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Leaked TEPCO emails? Would be nice for Anon to get ahold of some eh?



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 11:00 AM
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Originally posted by NoAngel2u
reply to post by Moshpet
 


Your point was discussed at length (and maybe you were in on the discussion) about the explosion at unit 3 many many pages back.
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Yes I likely had chimed in there too.


However it wasn't an intent to rehash old information, but to correct the errors presented in Mr./Dr./Professor Gundersen's video.


He's likely very good in his specific field, but he, as I said, doesn't have as much experience in blowing things up, as I do.


I can't speak for what happens in a nuclear reactor or criticality events, as it was not my field of work.
I can however can say, it wasn't the pool that was the source of the explosion in #3.
I can say, a pool explosion, like he postulates; would have similar effects to a 'dirty bomb'.

But as for a pool explosion, the mechanics are not clear to me, as it isn't my field. However, I do know how the explosive forces involved work, and I know a bit of what explosive effects look like


M.



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 11:05 AM
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Mitsubishi Heavy develops forklift with radiation-proof cabin
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 10:28 AM


www.istockanalyst.com/business/news/5091930/mitsubishi-heavy-develops-forklift-with-radiation-proof-cabin


TOKYO, Apr. 27, 2011 (Kyodo News International) -- Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. said Wednesday it has developed a large forklift with a radiation-proof cabin to help dispose of radiation-contaminated rubble at the crisis-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

It will deliver two of the special forklifts, which it says is the world's first with a cabin that shields against radiation, in May to a consortium of major construction companies that will undertake the disposal of rubble at the radiation-leaking plant in Fukushima Prefecture.

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