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24 times the amount of fuel at japan reactor than chernobyl

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posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 06:10 AM
Seems to be a lot more fuel at the fukashima site that chernobyl. Not sure what that means. The media isn't really saying anything of any use. The information we are receiving is pretty crappy. The link below is from a report by tepco and on the NIRS website. It gives the amount of fuel at the plants. This link shows 10 times the amount that Chernobyl had (which is 180 tons).
Here's one from Sciencemag:
science mag
This is about the 24 times part at Zero Hedge:

Specifically, Tepco very recently transferred many more radioactive spent fuel rods into the storage pools. According to Associated Press, there were - at the time of the earthquake and tsunami - 3,400 tons of fuel in seven spent fuel pools plus 877 tons of active fuel in the cores of the reactors.That totals 4,277 tons of nuclear fuel at Fukushima.

Which means that there is almost 24 times more nuclear fuel at Fukushima than Chernobyl.

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posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 06:18 AM
reply to post by jlafleur02

Fortunately Chernobyl was a freak accident in which the same circumstances cannot possibly happen at fukishima with the Safety features they have in place, The japanese are much more technologically advanced than the russians were when they built chernobyl

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posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 06:30 AM
reply to post by TedHodgson

lol.. you are joking right?

posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 06:49 AM
reply to post by mojoarian

Hah! No but you obviously have no common sense or power of observation

posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 06:59 AM
reply to post by TedHodgson

So how much worse was chernobyl than this. As far as nuclear material released? We really don't know the rate that is occuring at the fukushima plant. There are no thermal images or radiation images.

What percentage of nuclear material was released at chernobyl?

What percentage of material could be released at the fukushima plant?
Lets say 10% if so that would release twice as much as chernobyl.

Many question need answering before you or I can use "common sense".
1. How hot is the plant and the nuclear material?
2. What are the radiation reading around the plant?
3 Insert question here.

posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 07:27 AM
reply to post by jlafleur02


"On 26 April 1986, at 01:23 (UTC+3), reactor four suffered a catastrophic power increase, leading to explosions in its core. This dispersed large quantities of radioactive fuel and core materials into the atmosphere[7]:73 and ignited the combustible graphite moderator. The burning graphite moderator increased the emission of radioactive particles, carried by the smoke, as the reactor had not been contained by any kind of hard containment vessel. The accident occurred during an experiment scheduled to test a potential safety emergency core cooling feature, which took place during the normal shutdown procedure."


"On March 11, 2011 an earthquake categorised as 9.0 MW on the moment magnitude scale occurred at 14:46 Japan Standard Time (JST) off the northeast coast of Japan. Reactors 4, 5 and 6 had been shut down prior to the earthquake for planned maintenance.[18][19] The remaining reactors were shut down automatically after the earthquake, but the subsequent tsunami flooded the plant, knocking out emergency generators needed to run pumps which cool and control the reactors. The flooding and earthquake damage prevented assistance being brought from elsewhere. Over the following days there was evidence of partial nuclear meltdowns in reactors 1, 2 and 3; hydrogen explosions destroyed the upper cladding of the building housing reactors 1 and 3; an explosion damaged reactor 2's containment; and severe fires broke out at reactor 4.

The Japanese authorities rated the events at reactors 1, 2 and 3 as a level 5 (Accident With Wider Consequences) on the International Nuclear Event Scale, while the events at reactor 4 were placed at level 3 (Serious incident)."

As you can see, The chernobyl reactor was not contained in concrete and pretty much had none of the safety features that fukishima has. The two incidents are completely different in nature and can not be expected to have the events unfold in the same way as each other, When chernobyl exploded it released a plume of radiactive material which went high enough to spread over a long distance, With the Fukishima power plant reactor incased in solid concrete we should not expect any sort of magnitude explosion of that of chernobyl's reactor, from this i have deduced that there will be widespread but somewhat lower radiation levels outside of the exclusion zone allready in effect than that of chernobyl, This IS a meltdown, Not an explosion,

posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 08:49 AM
Why does everyone keep mentioning "safety features"?
This is absurd.

There is no safety being featured.
This is a disaster being featured here.

All nuclear reactors have DISASTER FEATURES built into them.

Let's be logical here.
Seek a moratorium on nuclear power and potentially ban it globally.
A meltdown in one nation affects tons of other nations. It's an international crisis.

posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 10:42 AM

Originally posted by muzzleflash

Let's be logical here.
Seek a moratorium on nuclear power and potentially ban it globally.

You do realize America is doing far worse with hyrdraulic fracking pumping poison into the ground to get to the Natural Gas in the shale deep under Pennsylvania/upstate New york?

Destroying entire water table for two states to get to energy supply?

We're doing far worse to our country for our energy needs. Far worse.

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