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Originally posted by ethancoop
reply to post by mirageofdeceit
The reactor did not explode. They vented vapor from the reactor to relieve pressure, this vapor went into the outer containment building (probably the wrong terminology for it but you get the point) & ignited blowing the outer shell apart. The inner structures that protect the core are intact. Stop with the chicken little routine.
Originally posted by thedeadwalkk
Could have nothing to do with the situation in Japan, but thought I would like to post it anyways
Originally posted by storyboard
Sorry for the lack of links here but I thought I'd share what my Father has to say.
My Father works in a nuclear power station and has done for many years. His role (until recently due to stress) was regarding health and safety. He's very well up on any incident that has ever been, globally, as he's had to study them to ascertain successes in procedures, failures to improve on etc etc. He's had to study many documents regarding 9/11, to determine shortcomings in procedures etc when TSHTF. In other words, I trust what my Father has to say (he is the fountain of objective knowledge - frustrating when you just want an opinion not an objective multiple sided verbal essay :lol
He hasn't had any info officially yet, he's stepped down from the high stress role, so these are his thoughts based on the various news accounts he's searched through. I trust his instincts because he knows the lines that should be followed, and how to read between them regarding these kinds of situations.
Basically, he's of the opinion that it's little to worry about.
At the moment its only a level 4 on the INES scale. Unlike chern and 3 mile island they appear to be completely above board in reporting to the relevant international boards.
Out of 200 people who were checked for radiation upon exit, around 6 people had contaminents on their clothes.
The exclusion zone of 20km and the handing out of Iodine doesn't necessarily point towards an unmentioned leak. He tells me that it's written as standard practice should this kind of situation occur. They have successfully implemented precautionary steps, whether they end up being necessary or not.. they have done the right thing.
All things considered, he says that they're handling it the right way and it in no way means that a leak has occurred! Whether this turns out to be the case he said to wait and see. He is, however, looking from a procedural point of view. I want to point out that he doesn't claim to be right here. Only that it is his opinion.
Reactors should be designed to be absolutely foolproof (in an ideal world) - this is an extreme test and we can see how the reactors are standing up. Considering the circumstances, they've handled it pretty well.
SENDAI, Japan — The estimated death toll from Japan's disasters climbed past 10,000 Sunday as authorities raced to combat the threat of multiple nuclear reactor meltdowns and hundreds of thousands of people struggled to find food and water. The prime minister said it was the nation's worst crisis since World War II.
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Originally posted by servumlibertatem
reply to post by bhornbuckle75
I live on the east side of the rockies, in Canada, smack-bang under the jetstream..Due to the compression of moist air from the coast/Pacific ( I forget the name of the meterorlogical effect) all the moisture 'crashes' out on the Eastern slopes and southern Alberta..IMHO, any radio crap from this event is going to fall here, if it makes it over the Pacific (which i think is a coin toss)
From what I understand of nuclear events, a meltdown is worse than any airburst, and most groundbursts.
I don't trust government/msm info at this point, given TMI/Chernobyl 'disseminations'...and have no means of self-monitoring.
As such, I shall be taking basic radiological precaution for myself and be advising the same for those I care about...or even anyone else that would listen :/
What say you, sir? Would you do the same in my shoes?
Originally posted by crazydaisy
reply to post by Newbomb Turk
Finally a video that answered some of my concerns.
I have Iodine on my drug store list, hope it is still
available later in the week.
All day Fox News has broadcast "authorities are giving iodine tablets to people who live near nuclear sites". IODINE purifies water and is a medication. Potassium iodide is what they mean. PI floods the thyroid leaving no room for radiation.E-mails to Fox have gone unanswered. Drinking very much iodine will do nothing to radiation but can killl you!How do you reach Fox News! PI is no prescription and for sale on hundreds of Web sites + health food stores. CHEAP! EVERYONE should own a bottle!
Originally posted by Oklastatefan
Well just heard that radiation has been dected 60 miles off the coast. I sure hope it all goes towards the sea and gets caught up in a storm and rained away.....