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Originally posted by marsend
Let them have there tents and lets hope they lay out tables and have a banquette, and that the Government and Tepco staff and Shareholders go for dinner there. I guess now I only need a hat to stop radiation from killing me.tents and hats for all.
I'm not against the tents, though it does seem akin to putting a band-aid on a broken leg. The tents may reduce the spread of atmospheric contamination, but I think the water contamination problem is far worse at this point.
Originally posted by rstregooski
TEPCO and the government have not released any estimates, but Bank of America-Merrill Lynch has said the total amount could be from ¥2.5 trillion to ¥4 trillion ($31 billion to $49 billion).
Originally posted by Moshpet
Actually if they did it right, it's not a bad plan.
1- 'Airlock' entrances to the tents, where the primary entrance(s) are compartmentalized to limit dangerous partials from being 'tracked out.'
2- High power blowers and filters to capture/contain radioactive dusts.
3- Easy to repair and dispose of as needed.
4- Some forms of radiation are blocked by a single layer of material.
5-Lead infused paints could add another layer of protection.
6- Framing for the 'tents' could be firm and strong enough to provide support under most environments.
7- Damaged tents, that if they should collapse due to earth quakes, will not create additional problems for repair and or evacuation of the workers if the need arose.
The only real problem areas I see in the tents, would be the steam emissions and fire hazards that would have to be worked around.
Originally posted by fenceSitter
Somehow I don't think some polyester tents will do much to decrease the spread of radiation. I think they just don't want the world to witness every single step/mistake they make.