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Originally posted by amongus
What I don't understand is why the HELL they aren't starting to dump cocncrete on these reactors NOW! They have to know that their efforts are only futile at this point, right? NOW people!
Originally posted by -W1LL
reply to post by amongus
its to HOT near the sites to start any kind of work.
radioactive = HOT
and temps that high will not let concrete cure correctly first thing that needs to happen is cooling and then containment.
concrete takes time as well you must do it right. theres so much prep that goes into it re-bar forms. and who knows if there a working concrete plant in japan after the damage?
Japan should have some pretty advanced robots.
Originally posted by Shirak
The US could lend Japan their Mule robot to carry a concrete pump hose to site. Prediction Expenditure into robot workers will increase as a result of this disaster. I am sure Asimo could do some work also. This landscape has already been tainted. Perhaps the world community should step in now and enforce a concrete dump to prevent a spread of the material to other countries. At this stage I do not believe the Nuclear safety corporation (Because that what it is) I do not believe it should be the only one getting a say.
Originally posted by AlphaExray
To me, this looks an awful lot like a Unified fission reaction. If this is the case, the more time elapses the greater the size of the blast. It can most definitely explode, and the magnitude of the blast will make Tzar bomba look like a toy. They are the radioactive equivalent to a crown fire, and there will be a point soon when containment will be irrelevant.
Originally posted by this_is_who_we_are
Originally posted by thegoods724
us is safe thats good
Really? Radiation from Japan has been detected in rain water in Massachusetts. But of course there's nothing to worry about. Right? After all, the status of the disaster has been improving every day since it began.... right?
And besides, "What's a little fallout?".edit on 3/27/2011 by this_is_who_we_are because: right?
Originally posted by Arbitrageur
It's dangerous for anyone within 30km of the facility but even a full meltdown wont spread any more radiation to the US than multiple atomic bomb tests did, up to and including this one:
Tsar Bomba - King of the Bombs
edit on 27-3-2011 by Arbitrageur because: fix typo
Originally posted by amongus
So there is nothing that can be done? How about prefabbing lead domes and place them onto of the reactors? And, we could send over a ship with a mobile concrete unit if need be. Its like they are pissing in the wind over there. There has to be a solution.......