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As Japan struggles to contain a growing nuclear crisis -- with more than 200,000 people evacuated, an explosion at one power plant, and possible meltdowns in several reactors -- the American nuclear industry faces a different challenge: how to position itself in the intense public-relations battle that has already started.
This morning I interviewed a spokesman for the Nuclear Energy Institute, the industry trade group, to get a sense of the message being pushed by an industry that, with support from President Obama as well as the Republican Party, has been in the early stages of a renaissa
Originally posted by Hitoshura
If you're having a hard time believing what the media are saying about the current crisis, this might be one of the reasons they're possibly playing it down.
Originally posted by Illusionsaregrander
They have to know the truth will eventually come out, and that has to be pressuring them to be fairly honest in their reporting.
Originally posted by BartNL
Second to that, I am really curious on the stock market reaction tomorrow.
The situation in Japan is different from Chernobyl, which had a completely different nuclear power plant design. Chernobyl had an inherently unstable graphite-moderated reactor, not an inherently stable water-cooled reactor. In addition, all western (modern) reactors must have a containment building; Chernobyl did not have one. Therefore, even if the reactor core in Japan were to melt, the primary containment, a steel liner surrounding the reactor core, should limit the release of radiation. However, we do not know if the primary containment was weakened by the earthquake. Nevertheless, the longer the time between shut-down and collapse the better the outlook because the reactor generates less and less heat with time.
Yaroslov Shtrombakh, a Russian nuclear expert, has said that a Chernobyl-style meltdown is "unlikely" at Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant.
“It’s not a fast reaction like at Chernobyl,” he said. “I think that everything will be contained within the grounds, and there will be no big catastrophe.”
In 1986, the Chernobyl nuclear reactor exploded and caught fire, sending a cloud of radiation over much of Europe.
Originally posted by Illusionsaregrander
Japan could not keep this under wraps if it wanted to. No way, no how. They are not idiots, they must know this, and so, they also have to know that they have to tell the truth. They may choose to do so in a slow and reserved way, but they are going to have to confess to what happens there.
Originally posted by Erno86
To say the least, all of the fission powered civilian an military reactors is an obscene, flawed and obsolete technology from the start.
It's no wonder, that nuclear power plant's are a favorite fly-over for ET starcraft. Could it be, that these ET's, are trying to warn us in some some way, about this flawed fission technology. You can bet your bottom dollar, that they are very concerned, and possibly afraid of our well-being, as well, based on their probable findings, from other orbital planet related fission powered disasters.
Already, they are trying to convince us Earthlings, grandois possibilities about nature of safe, harnessed fusion powered machines; with an unlimited source of fuel an in seawater. I've personally witnessed, such a fusion plasma shielded starship myself, as well, on it's landing phase, here on Earth, near Wash. D.C. IN 1976.
Also, I plead to President Obama, and to all of the other world leaders, as well: To order an immediate shutdown of all civilian fission powered nuclear reactor monstrosities!!!
If not all, then the ones along the coastlines, too, 40 miles in; too protect from earthquake, and metorite impact related tsuami's.
Also, I urge President Obama, for the immediate distrubution of Iodine pills along the western seaboard of the United States; to be prepared for the radioactive gas cloud when it hits the U.S.
I, also, urge the public, too, stock up on plenty of beer, in order to quickly piss out, any radioactivity that you absorb.
And I wouldn't be suprised at all, with a conspriacy underfoot: With the NSA being contacted already, by these ET's; about the dangers of fission power, and with a cover-up of the nuclear fission powered industries.
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Originally posted by EarthShine
I know that the _government_ destroyed equipment invented by a couple of inventors that
could detect government caused vs. nature caused earthquakes.
(I talked to this man for 2 hours a couple years ago who claimed that he and a pal had
assembled an earthquake detecting device worth $20 million
that was trashed by the guvmint). And we know from the tales of Tesla and other
arcane pieces that earthquakes can be induced...primarily by those in power like...
SATAN~! or ... GOVERNMENTS!
Can one conjecture that this was a government induced event? Truthfully, I doubt it because it
was probably centuries in the making, but there is no harm in asking....
I grok that this may seem too bizarre to be credible, but the one thing I have come to learn:
never under-estimate the perfidy of the powerfully rich.
Originally posted by SpeachM1litant
I have noticed anti-nuclear power advocates have been ridiculed by the MSM, telivision and radio as they have been pressing the anti-nuclear agenda. I have heard comments such as, and I'm paraphrasing here "Using that logic, we should shut down all coal mines as they can collapse". I'm sorry I can't provide any links as of this moment, but it's true. They have been down playing the nuclear crisis.