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Originally posted by zworld
Originally posted by Ektar
reply to post by zworld
Glad to have you back, hope you had some time to relax.
I should add that this is another reason that I suspect the existence of a UC and prompt criticality occurring down there. It seems that very few actual pieces of concrete with high rad levels were found, and all but one in the switching yard near the SY building that blew. But great attention has been paid dust on the slope behind the SY and CSFP. An explosion underground would have pulverized concrete, and what would have made it through the tunnel system and out through the SY, CSFP or wherever, would have been dust.edit on 27-7-2011 by zworld because: (no reason given)
U.S. Forces Japan has declined Stars and Stripes’ requests to release the levels of radiation or toxic substances detected in areas where U.S. personnel worked during Operation Tomodachi. The military also has not released levels of radiation detected on servicemembers’ clothing and equipment. However, last week the U.S. Pacific Command’s top surgeon Rear Adm. Michael H. Mittelman held town hall meetings at U.S. bases in Japan to tell people about a plan to calculate radiation doses received by each of the approximately 61,000 U.S. personnel living and working in Japan during the disaster. The military has already done “internal monitoring” of radiation levels inside the bodies of 7,700 personnel who worked in parts of the disaster zone closest to the damaged power plant, including those who flew over the disaster zone, Mittelman said. The scans revealed that 98 percent of those personnel did not have elevated radiation inside their bodies, he said. Mittelman said that among the 2 percent of servicemembers (about 154 individuals) with elevated internal radiation levels the highest readings were about 25 millirems, equivalent to the dose that they would receive from 2 1/2 chest X-rays. Field said he learned some lessons from the operation. “I would have been a lot smarter on the effect of radiation on humans, plants, animals, fish, ocean, land, air, soil, kids…,” he said. “I had zero idea about nuclear reactors before. I could probably teach a course in nuclear reactors and nuclear physics medicine at this point.”
Originally posted by rbrtj
From my desk to yours....
U.S. wasn't fully prepared for radiation risks following Japan earthquake, top general says
Stars and Stripes
The March 11 earthquake and subsequent tsunami damaged the Fukushima Dai-Ichi Nuclear Power Station, leading to the release of a radioactive plume that contaminated air and water as far south as Tokyo. “As the (Fukushima Dai-ichi) reactors exploded and ...www.stripes.com... al-says-1.150236
New group forms to keep nuke industry on track after Fukushima
By Patricia Daddona The organization that makes policy for the nuclear industry told Wall Street Tuesday that, following the recent disaster in Japan, a new ad hoc group will help US reactors run even more safely. Marvin Fertel, president and chief ...www.theday.com...
Originally posted by Aircooled
reply to post by Wertwog
Not sure why by I get a 404 on the Stars and Stripes, but in regards to the second Ad Hoc story.....What makes them think we're gonna give them a second chance to damage 12,000 generations of life on earth ? This is the nuclear mafia octopus in exteme panic / damage control mode again. After all...They want a bailout !
Originally posted by qmantoo
Does anyone have any details on that building which is destroyed please? The one next to the access slope road on the right of this picture.
Originally posted by Wertwog
What would have caused a prompt criticality down in the UC?
TEPCO says the temperature of the No.3 reactor is relatively stable, but it needs more water than the others because of leaks and other problems.