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Originally posted by Silverlok
reply to post by sechmet
These are plutonium/uranium reactors people, seriously dangerous in a "containment" situation, and based on the most recent information releases there are at LEAST meltdown and at worst uncontrolled fusion processes, in at least two if not three of the reactors.
hey uncontrolled FUSION REACTIONS are not a problem right ?
Japanese official warns of potential second blast at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant after suspected meltdown at site.
They have experience dealing with containment of an accident. This might be why?
Originally posted by backinblack
Why would they ask Russia ?
Russia doesn't exactly have a great record on nuclear incidents..
If the reactor core became exposed to the external environment, officials would likely began pouring cement and sand over the entire facility, as was done at the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident in the Ukraine, Peter Bradford, a former commissioner of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, said in a briefing for reporters.
Originally posted by alaskan
Sorry if this has been asked, but is there an aguifer under any of the problem plants?
The volume of air in the containment building and its wall thickness are designed to contain a specified level of energy being dumped into containment. If the pressure gets too high, then an energy release like a broken pipe, should it occur, could over-pressurize the containment and cause it to fail. So emergency procedures call for venting air from the containment to reduce the pressure if it gets too high.
If the containment structure was weakened by the earthquake, then what pressure it could withstand is not known.
The reactors have a containment ventilation system that can be used to vent air from the containment building. In this situation, the vented air would be routed through a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter, charcoal beds, and another HEPA filter to remove as much radioactivity as possible before being released from a very tall stack to dilute the flow as much as possible.
The explosion caused a breach in the secondary containment. However, the primary containment that houses and protects the reactor vessel and fuel remains intact and is safe. This structure is made of steel and is extremely robust. The primary and secondary containment are designed to prevent radiation from being released into the environment in the case of an accident. However, TEPCO intentionally vented steam from the secondary containment building in an effort to reduce pressure in that building. For a diagram of the reactor type used at Fukushima Daiichi, click here.
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Originally posted by Gixxer
guys your not thinking straight by listening to infowars, our press and government would not play this down imo if there is a meltdown we will know about it because it will be blamed 100% on japan, it's not like if their was a problem here that the government would want to hide.
the japanese government might try and cover it up but ours won't hide this one because they are not guilty.
Originally posted by FredT
Throwing this out. Does ANYbody here know someone in the US military based in Japan? The reason I ask is that if there has been radiation, it stands to reason that the military would be able to detect a serious radiation release and raise the MOPP level to IV and issue the NBC gear to the troops. There are pictures of US choppers flying around in the disater zone doing SAR and relief drops and thats near the reactor in question and they are NOT in the MOPP gear.
If the MOPP gear has been broken out that may be a sign.edit on 3/12/11 by FredT because: (no reason given)