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Originally posted by Leo Strauss
reply to post by Sarahko
Really you have been lucky so far. The wind has been your friend. I would imagine if Tepco can control radioactive releases that they watch the wind currents and time the releases accordingly. The problems will come when the wind changes directions.
Curious is it still "bad form" to talk about the Fukushima nuclear issue in Japan? People I have talked with in the US seem to think it is over except for the mop up. When I tell them the reactor is in full meltdown right now they don't believe me and think I am an alarmist or a tree huggin lefty.
Originally posted by Kailassa
I believe I saw an earthquake on the webcam just 5 minutes ago.
The movement was must greater in magnitude than the windiest pictures I've seen and accompanied by a deep sound of cracking rock, a sound I've only heard before during an earthquake.
Originally posted by rbrtj
reply to post by Silverlok
Happy friday the 13th.
Your guess is as good as mine, hopefully they are looking for the leaks too.
Definition of STABLE
1 a : firmly established : fixed, steadfast table opinions> b : not changing or fluctuating : unvarying n stable condition> c : permanent, enduring table civilizations>
2 a : steady in purpose : firm in resolution b : not subject to insecurity or emotional illness : sane, rational stable personality>
3 a (1) : placed so as to resist forces tending to cause motion or change of motion (2) : designed so as to develop forces that restore the original condition when disturbed from a condition of equilibrium or steady motion b (1) : not readily altering in chemical makeup or physical state table emulsions> (2) : not spontaneously radioactive
Originally posted by Destinyone
On WC now...large white object (huge crane?) jutting out of field in front, off to right of R2, and several aircraft flying around facility, can see lights on aircraft, also another smaller EQ than last one.
edit on 03/28/2011 by Destinyone because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by jjjtir
Fukushima gov't may have failed to notify 4 towns of nuclear accident
TOKYO, May 13, Kyodo
english.kyodonews.jp/news/2011/05/90974.html partially accessible
/cR5Uy3G2 fulltext news, might be on Mainichi later
Two of the four towns -- Naraha, where part of the Daini plant is located, and Hirono -- concluded on their own based on TV news and other information that it was necessary to evacuate residents
From TEPCO Presser on May 12 Part 3: "Probably the Same Situation in Reactors 2 and 3"
The water gauges for the Reactors 2 and 3 are not to be trusted, said TEPCO's Matsumoto in the press conference on May 12 (I watched the live-recorded video) when the company officially acknowledged the meltdown of the Reactor 1.
If the water gauges for the Reactors 2 and 3 have been overstating the water levels, just like in the Reactor 1, it is very likely that all three reactors have hardly any water inside the Reactor Pressure Vessels (RPV), and the reactor cores are likely to have been melted.
Originally posted by Anmarie96
I just recieved this in my e-mail on breaking news from CNN
-- "We are assuming that a meltdown has occurred" at a quake-damaged nuclear reactor, Japan's chief Cabinet secretary says.