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Originally posted by curioustype
Thought for the day:
Germany steps out of line via very public ditching/abandonment of nuclear energy policy, almost immediately they sustain the lions share of the 'unusual' e-coli/vegetable outbreak, which, as all Europeans now know, has lead to all of us being asked to thoroughly wash/peel/cook vegetables prior to eating.
That sounds familiar, wasn't Mr Gundersen saying we maybe ought to do that with vegetables for other reasons?
Is it only me that has wondered whether this could have been a 'way' of changing our behaviour to one that overlaps well with the radiation contaminents/ingestion issue, whilst usefully not mentioning/connecting the change in behaviour/story to unhelpfully alarming things like 'cancer' and 'radiation' and 'manmade'?
Did Germany take a hit after jumping from the nuclear bandwagon?
Originally posted by purelogik
This occurred in late summer in South Carolina, in extremely high humidity. Polypropelene (PP) film on 50K ft. rolls 20ft wide was being slit and transferred to multiple smaller spools. The film was taken off the main roll at high speed, flowed upwards 20ft to overhead rollers, passed horizontally 20ft and then downwards to the slitting device, where it was spooled onto shorter rolls. The whole operation formed a cubical shaped tent, with two walls and a ceiling approximately 20ft square. The spools ran at 1000ft/min, or about 10MPH. The PP film had been manufactured with dissimilar surface structure on opposing faces. Contact electrification can occur even in similar materials if the surface textures or micro-structures are significantly different. The generation of a large imbalance of electrical surface-charge during unspooling was therefor not unexpected, and is a common problem in this industry. "Static cling" in the megavolt range!
On entering the factory floor and far from the equipment, Mr. Swenson's 200KV/ft handheld electrometer was found to slam to full scale. When he attempted to walk through the corridor formed by the moving film, he was stopped about half way through by an "invisible wall." He could lean all his weight forward but was unable to pass. He observed a fly get pulled into the charged, moving plastic, and speculates that the e-fields might have been strong enough to suck in birds!
would any "experts" like to comment or explain? is it possible to reproduce this effect on a larger or smaller scale?
id like to go there and experience it myself.
Originally posted by Wertwog
reply to post by zworld
We've been getting these readings off and on for a while in #3 and it's most likely a faulty gauge (TRN's/Silverlok's opinion). There is no "containment" left to pressurize - the lid was basically blown off the RPV in the boom and they are at "atmospheric" pressure.edit on 6-6-2011 by Wertwog because: (no reason given)
Due to the massive amounts of radiation leaking freely from the Fukushima reactors, and
the unbelievable amounts of irradiated water (720,000 terabecquerels of radioactive substances.
Tera stands for one trillion) reported 04 June 2011 by the Japan Broadcasting Corporation at
www3.nhk.or.jp... and about to be dumped into the world's oceans,
don't you think it would be a caring and responsible thing to do to offer your reports free to the public?
Reports that would inform and educate the public how they can safely manage their forthcoming
danger from this radiation and ways in which they can minimise the adverse health effects of this..
I think the world would very much like to see a responsible and pro-active response
from group such as yourselves to the Fukushima disaster. Unless of course you are
a front for and in bed with the nuclear industry and in whose interests you have to
conduct your business.
On April 4, 2011 we made ICRP Publication 111, Application of the Commission’s Recommendations to the Protection of People Living in Long-term Contaminated Areas after a Nuclear Accident or a Radiation Emergency, available for free download. See
As an independent not-for-profit organisation (formally a registered charity) with limited resources we rely on the sales of our publications to help fund our continuing work. With additional funding we could make all of our publications freely available, indeed this is a very high priority for us, but raising funds while carefully safeguarding our independence is a challenge. I am open to constructive suggestions.
Originally posted by Destinyone
New Fukushima video...starts with people in command center? Then maybe the rest from robo helicopter? WOW the exterior damage looks terrible, also, a lot of men working very close to reactors.
Originally posted by matadoor
reply to post by Purplechive
It's funny, but what I simply can't believe is that none of these nuke scientists have a real clue as to what is going to happen once they breach containment.
I've read and heard so many conflicting arguments that it's tough to decide who is right or wrong.
And, no one has had this happen before, not like this. And, once containment is breached, they won't be able to get anything in there that can look to see what's happening, other than a robot that once it's inside, can't ever leave again, since where it will go is so very radioactive that the robot itself would become part of the tomb.
Is the concrete cracked? Yep, everyone thinks so because water is sure leaking out.
Will it hold up the the heat and weight of a completely melted core, and if so for how long? Will the core itself spread out, allowing the mass to spread out like lava, which would also cool down the reaction some?
Again, it's never happened before, no one really knows, and they have no way to get into the buildings to really see what's happening other than a robot suicide mission...
Edit, because I watched the movie Space Camp last night, and all I can picture is "Jinx" the robot saying "I will go into the reactor and save MAX"!!!
edit on 6-6-2011 by matadoor because: Space Camp reference...