Nuclear emergency as Fukushima cooling system fails after Japan quake!

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posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 10:54 PM
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How is it they are still sending emergency vehicles to the explosion site and don't know what to expect, but somehow KNOW the containment vessel has not been damaged?????

Another view:



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posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 11:02 PM
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Live coverage:

LINK.



posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 12:25 AM
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Military Crew Said to Be Exposed to Radiation, but Officials Call Risk in U.S. Slight


The Pentagon was expected to announce that the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan, which is sailing in the Pacific, passed through a radioactive cloud from stricken nuclear reactors in Japan, causing crew members on deck to receive a month’s worth of radiation in about an hour, government officials said Sunday.



The officials added that American helicopters flying missions about 60 miles north of the damaged reactors became coated with particulate radiation that had to be washed off. There was no indication that any of the military personnel had experienced ill effects from the exposure. (Everyone is exposed to a small amount of natural background radiation.)


www.nytimes.com...

This is VERY bad

U.S. warships and planes move from Japan's nuclear-crisis coast


(Reuters) - U.S. warships and planes helping Japan's earthquake and tsunami relief efforts have moved away from the country's Pacific coast temporarily because of low-level radiation from a stricken nuclear power plant, the U.S. Navy said on Monday. The U.S. Seventh Fleet, in a statement, described the move as precautionary measure.


www.reuters.com...
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posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 12:31 AM
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Originally posted by zorgon
Military Crew Said to Be Exposed to Radiation, but Officials Call Risk in U.S. Slight


The Pentagon was expected to announce that the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan, which is sailing in the Pacific, passed through a radioactive cloud from stricken nuclear reactors in Japan, causing crew members on deck to receive a month’s worth of radiation in about an hour, government officials said Sunday.



The officials added that American helicopters flying missions about 60 miles north of the damaged reactors became coated with particulate radiation that had to be washed off. There was no indication that any of the military personnel had experienced ill effects from the exposure. (Everyone is exposed to a small amount of natural background radiation.)


www.nytimes.com...

This is VERY bad

U.S. warships and planes move from Japan's nuclear-crisis coast


(Reuters) - U.S. warships and planes helping Japan's earthquake and tsunami relief efforts have moved away from the country's Pacific coast temporarily because of low-level radiation from a stricken nuclear power plant, the U.S. Navy said on Monday. The U.S. Seventh Fleet, in a statement, described the move as precautionary measure.


www.reuters.com...
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its not good but please remember 60 miles is not that far off coast in comparison to the distance between us and Japan. Low level radiation travelling almost 6,000 miles would be vastly diluted at this point. Keep an eye on things yes, but this news is not a death sentence or means to go into alarmist state by any means.



posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 12:52 AM
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Radioactive Releases in Japan Could Last Months, Experts Say


WASHINGTON — As the scale of Japan’s nuclear crisis begins to come to light, experts in Japan and the United States say the country is now facing a cascade of accumulating problems that suggest that radioactive releases of steam from the crippled plants could go on for weeks or even months.



The emergency flooding of two stricken reactors with seawater and the resulting steam releases are a desperate step intended to avoid a much bigger problem: a full meltdown of the nuclear cores in two reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. On Monday, an explosion blew the roof off the second reactor, not damaging the core, officials said, but presumably leaking more radiation.


www.nytimes.com...



posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 08:48 AM
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Nuclear fuel rods fully exposed at Japan reactor

Nuclear fuel rods at a quake-stricken Japanese nuclear reactor are now fully exposed, Jiji news agency said, quoting the plant's operator, Tokyo Eletcric Power Co .

The report referred to the Fukushima Daiichi complex's No.2 reactor, where levels of water coolant around the reactor core had been reported as falling earlier in the day.




posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 02:34 PM
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seriously how bad is this?
wait i dont think i want to know
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posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 02:39 PM
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It may not be the same type of meltdown as Chernobyl, but here we already have THREE plants in a heavily populated area. In Chernobyl it was not so densely populated and Russia is big so people had a place to go. The area around Chernobyl is still not habitable.

This isn't over yet by a long shot



posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 04:43 PM
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Originally posted by zorgon
This isn't over yet by a long shot


No, it isn't.



posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 05:07 PM
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Sigh.... seems no one is using this thread
There are 5 new ones at every small event

Posted by Signals in the main thread

Aerial view of the two blown plants... steady stream of steam spewing out





posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 05:23 PM
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Just the facts Ma'am

www.ieer.org...



posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 05:24 PM
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Here is the video of #3 going up... you can see the black smoke, the flash and hear THREE separate explosions




posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 05:30 PM
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Originally posted by zorgon
Sigh.... seems no one is using this thread
There are 5 new ones at every small event




I realize that.

But I keep posting here, partially because I like everything in one place where I can find it later if necessary, and because there is some upside to the important stuff not getting buried in lots of posts.

So it works for me.

Thanks for playing, though.


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posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 06:51 PM
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Japan crisis: third explosion raises spectre of nuclear nightmare

Japan Nuclear Watch: Third Explosion, Possible Cracked Containment at Unit 2




Japanese authorities now reporting that about 6:14 a.m. (Tokyo) Tuesday, March 15, there was an explosion at the Daiichi Unit 2 of the Fukushima Nuclear Station. This explosion was heard, not seen from the outside.

The explosion reportedly occurred near the containment area. Plant officials fear there may now be a crack in the reactor containment, which would allow more serious releases of radiation. A “pressure suppression pool,” the doughnut-shaped area at the bottom of the reactor vessel may have been damaged, which officials are describing as “serious.”

They are evacuating non-essential personnel around the plant. Radiation levels spiked to 965 microsievert, and then fell back, but remain at elevated levels. Winds are from the NNW.



Good God.


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posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 06:54 PM
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Apparently the fuel rod is partially exposed.

Now what?




posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 06:55 PM
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Originally posted by loam
Japan crisis: third explosion raises spectre of nuclear nightmare

Japan Nuclear Watch: Third Explosion, Possible Cracked Containment at Unit 2

Good God.
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What's going to happen loam?



posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 06:55 PM
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With the containment cell being cracked, I think the worst case has finally come upon us..





posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 06:56 PM
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Originally posted by Stormdancer777
What's going to happen loam?


I've heard all kinds of scenarios, but the truth seems to be no one really knows.
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