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Fukushima - reactor 3 ready to pop?

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posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 11:44 AM
the MOX fuel reactor still having problems:

The "Fukushima Fifty," the group of Japanese workers battling the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986, faced a new setback following a spike in pressure at one of the reactors they are trying to contain...

...It occurred in a holding vessel around reactor three at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi plant, and forced engineers to consider releasing more radioactive material into the atmosphere. A similar tactic produced explosions during the early days of the crisis.

Officials warned that a release of radiation this time would be larger than in previous releases because more nuclear fuel had degraded.

They said the process could involve the emission of a cloud dense with iodine, as well as the radioactive elements krypton and xenon...

posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 11:45 AM
I hate to say it, but this may become true:

posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 11:55 AM
reply to post by arufon

You forgot to mention this

Tepco, the plant operator, temporarily suspended the venting plan after pressure inside the reactor stopped climbing, but said it was still at a high level.
Hikaru Kuroda, a Tepco manager, said temperatures inside reactor three, which contains highly toxic plutonium, had reached 572F (300C) but had "stabilised" after seawater was continuously pumped in to keep it cool.


posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 03:03 PM
Here is an urgent request for the Japanese Government from the CNIC(Citizens' Nuclear Information Center)

for 03/20/2011,urging the JG to evacuate citizens currently in the 20-30 km zone around Fukushima Daiichi
as,despite efforts,increasing danger from Unit #3.They demand that the JG prioritize pregnant,women and children first.They demand the JG proceed rapidly with these evacuations.
edit on 20-3-2011 by kdog1982 because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 06:42 PM
You forgot the part where they said it was stabalized and that they are close to restoring electricity.

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