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Originally posted by WhizPhiz
Yes, I too would like a source for this Ben. And btw, you guys need to calm down for a moment and accept the possibility this could be real. It's not always fear mongering.
Originally posted by SANTA CLAWS
Originally posted by conspiracytheoristIAM
reply to post by Ben81
I'd suggest you look at the charts showing fallout throughout the U.S. after all the above ground nuclear tests in Nevada in the 1950's.
Originally posted by Danbones
GE built much of the gear that just blew up
just like much of the gear in the US.
one of those reactors was using weapons grade from russian dismantled weapons .
that is going to be a real bitch
They are telling the peeps to stay indoors where there is little to no potection from radiation which means that there is contamination in the streets which staying indoors is some small protection from.
"contamination" irradiates as opposed to "radiation" wich is emitted from a contaminated source...
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Originally posted by WhizPhiz
reply to post by Ben81
Ok, well that article doesn't even say how they know radiation is heading towards the US, and as far as I can tell it can't be confirmed yet. However, it seems one plant is now on fire and NHK is telling people to stay indoors apparently. I'm not saying you are wrong Ben, I think you are right, and this is going to be a big problem, I'm just looking for confirmation, rather than guesses and theories.
Originally posted by neonitus
before you start taping up your windows, you might want to read up on how chernobyl affected europe.
Originally posted by Ben81
reply to post by Yummy Freelunch
Since we dont have those kind of nuclear catastrophe very often
i was hoping that Chernobyl would be far worst than whats happening with the Japan reactors
i didnt realise that it was only 1 reactor from Chernobyl ..
now we have 4 having a complete meltdown
soon we will all have masks like they have in China
thanks for this bad news confirming the inevitable
The V.I. Lenin Nuclear Power Station (Russian: Чернобыльская АЭС им. В.И.Ленина) as it was known during the Soviet times, consisted of four reactors of type RBMK-1000, each capable of producing 1000 megawatts of electric power (3.2 GW of thermal power), and the four together produced about 10% of Ukraine's electricity at the time of the accident.
Units 3 and 4 were second generation units, where as units 1 and 2 were first generation units (like those in operation at Kursk Nuclear Power plant). Second generation RBMK designs were fitted with a more secure accident localization system, as can be seen in pictures. It is fortunate that the accident happened in a second generation unit, as if it had happened in a first generation unit it could have been even more devastating. Today, many countries that were in the former USSR have been paid money from the EU to shut down such first generation units, as they pose a threat to the environment.
On April 26, 1986, an accident occurred at Unit 4 of the nuclear power station at Chernobyl, Ukraine, in the former USSR. The accident, caused by a sudden surge of power, destroyed the reactor and released massive amounts of radioactive material into the environment.
To stop the fire and prevent a criticality accident as well as any further substantial release of fission products, boron and sand were poured on the reactor from the air. In addition, the damaged unit was entombed in a temporary concrete "sarcophagus," to limit further release of radioactive material.
Control measures to reduce radioactive contamination at and near the plant site included cutting down and burying a pine forest of approximately 1 square mile.
The three other units of the four-unit Chernobyl nuclear power station were subsequently restarted. The Soviet nuclear power authorities presented an initial report on the accident at an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) meeting in Vienna, Austria, in August 1986. After the accident, access to the area in a 30-kilometer (18-mile) radius around the plant was closed, except for persons requiring official access to the plant and to the immediate area for evaluating and dealing with the consequences of the accident and operation of the undamaged units. The population evacuated from the most heavily contaminated areas numbered approximately 116,000 in 1986 and another 230,000 people in subsequent years (Source: UNSCEAR 2000, IAEA 2005).
'Worst-case scenario' could send nuclear cloud across Pacific
30,000ft winds would carry radioactive material across the ocean
U.S.S. Ronald Reagan hit by month's radiation in just one hour
Japanese reactors are very similar to 23 in America
Fears that America could be hit by the nuclear fallout from the Japan earthquake dramatically increased today after the reactor hit by the tsunami went into 'meltdown'.
Officials revealed fuel rods are melting inside three damaged reactors at the Fukushima plant, triggering fears of a serious radiation leak.
Scientists in the U.S. warned today of a 'worst-case scenario' in which the highly radioactive material could be blasted into the atmosphere and blown towards the West Coast of America.
They said it could be picked up by powerful 30,000ft winds, carrying the debris across the Pacific and hitting America within four days.