Originally posted by BlasteR
Originally posted by zorgon
Originally posted by Eurisko2012
Great pic! Where are the back-up diesel generators located?
Washed out to sea I believe. They will have some answering to do after this settles down.
I think spacing the reactors further apart would also have helped.
Well as of last night there were explosions in 1,2,3 and 4 and one of their experts said they are having issues in #5 and #6 They repeat it every so
I'm just so confused though.
Everything we hear in the media is contradictory. The people in charge of the utility aren't helping because, put simply, there is no transparency.
Thus, the international community is in the dark as to how serious the situation really might be.
Obama said on the day of the earthquake that we were sending ships full of nuclear coolant to Japan. WTH happened to that idea?
All the reports about the generators were about how they simply didn't work because there was no power. The issue wasn't that they were lost or
somehow missing because of the tsunmai.
Is that now the case? Are the generators simply gone/missing? WTH is going on?
Glenn Beck last night talked about how the nuclear reactor crisis wasn't really a big deal.. And then he proceeded to talk about how the situation
could kill hundreds of thousands of people if the situation continues to worsen. Are you freaking kidding me? Glenn Beck is suddenly the expert on
what's going on when he isn't even there? People make me sick.
edit on 15-3-2011 by BlasteR because: (no reason given)
1) Nuclear coolant to Japan.
Well, the coolant seems to be flowing out of a crack in the bottom of the reactor. The water
level is going down and exposing the fuel rods. Water then boils -- BOOM !!! --
2) Keep in mind this nuclear power plant operated safely for 40 years.
When the earthquake hit the reactors performed well and shut down.
After the shut down the back up generators kicked on just like they were suppose to.
OOPS! Here comes a 23' Tsunami Wave! This is the bad news.
Unfortunately, the engineers failed to place the back up diesel generators in a waterproof
building complete with waterproof hatches instead of regular doors.
The water rushed in and shorted out the electrical generators. - No Power for the cooling
pumps. - Temperature goes up - water boils - -- BOOM ! --
If you look at the great overhead view after reactor 3 blew up, you can see that the
engineers should have installed the back up diesel generators up on the hill right behind it.
The buildings up there are dry as a bone.
3. Glenn Beck got his information from an MIT guy with a major in mechanical engineering.
I thought he explained it very well. There is risk in ALL power generation.
edit on 16-3-2011 by Eurisko2012 because: (no reason given)