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Originally posted by adeclerk
Originally posted by buskey
Not the only reason we bugged out. 'Global Financial Meltdown'......coming soon to a city near you!
We're in a place where money is not really necessary to survive and I can protect my family without fear of predation.
Thanks for worrying about me tho.
That's even more nuts, no evidence to substantiate the meltdown either.
Or do you mean your disability checks are gonna dry up?
Originally posted by vexati0n
reply to post by NightGypsy
No... I mean we blasted two cities with atomic warheads, and we didn't see the kinds of effects -- even in Japan -- that all these Chicken Littles are saying will befall humanity because of Fukushima. A lot of cancer and radiation poisoning in Japan, obviously, but it still nothing on the scale of what we're supposedly going to face because of Fukushima. And pretty much negligible effects in the US. It's just a bunch of sensationalist crap.
Even if Fukushima lost all containment and went to full-blown meltdown, the effects would be considerably less severe than the effects of two actual nuclear strikes in Japan. I just don't get why so many people act like this is the end of the world.
Originally posted by Equinox99
Although this is tragic, the saying goes "what goes around comes around".
Originally posted by enderthexenocide
I actuallly live in California and very close to the coast. does this mean i should move away or stay away from the beach?
Seriously, is it so hard to do the math?
Unlike the other five reactor units, reactor 3 runs on mixed uranium and plutonium oxide, or MOX fuel, making it potentially more dangerous in an incident owing to the neutronic effects of plutonium on the reactor, the long persistence of plutonium toxicity, and the plutonium carcinogenic effects in the event of release to the environment. Units 3 and 4 have a shared control room.
On the morning of 15 March, Secretary Edano announced that according to TEPCO, at one location near reactor Units 3 and 4, radiation at an equivalent dose rate of 400 mSv/h was detected. This might have been due to debris from the explosion in Unit 4.
At 12:33 JST on 13 March, the chief spokesman of the Japanese government, Yukio Edano said hydrogen gas was building up inside the outer building of Unit 3 just as had occurred in Unit 1, threatening the same kind of explosion. At 11:15 JST on 14 March, the envisaged explosion of the building surrounding Reactor 3 of Fukushima 1 occurred, owing to the ignition of built up hydrogen gas. The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency of Japan (NISA) reported, as with Unit 1, the top section of the reactor building was blown apart, but the inner containment vessel was not breached. The explosion was larger than that in Unit 1 and felt 40 kilometers away.
TEPCO claimed that there was a small but non-zero probability that the exposed fuel assemblies could reach criticality. The BBC commented that criticality would never mean a nuclear explosion, but could cause a sustained release of radioactive materials. Criticality is usually considered highly unlikely, owing to the low enrichment level used in light water reactors.
American nuclear engineer Arnold Gundersen, noting the much greater power and vertical debris ejection compared to the Unit 1 hydrogen blast, has theorized that the Unit 3 explosion involved a prompt criticality in the spent fuel pool material, triggered by the mechanical disruption of an initial, smaller hydrogen gas explosion in the building. Low-dose radiation researcher and anti-nuclear activist Christopher Busby speculated on Russia Today that the explosion that destroyed the Reactor 3 building was a "nuclear explosion" of some kind in the spent fuel pool.
On 11 May, TEPCO released underwater robotic video from the spent fuel pool. The video appears to show large amounts of debris contaminating the pool. Based on water samples, unnamed experts and TEPCO opined that the fuel rods were left "largely undamaged".
Originally posted by Aeons
My children's chances of having babies with mutations has been drastically increased for the want of a government that dictated a SINGLE FRACKING DIESEL GENERATOR at a nuclear plant with six reactors and a secret weapons program at it.
Originally posted by madnessinmysoul
reply to post by Mdv2
"Prestigious doctor"? I'm sorry, that made a few red flags go up. This guy? Not a prestigious doctor. In fact, all of the research makes him look like...he's a quack. Furthermore, why would you bother calling him prestigious without mentioning why he's prestigious? It's an easy appeal to authority, that's why.
Originally posted by OmegaLogos
Several hundred pounds is a b it to ambiguous and I'd like to underestimate that a bit and so I choose to use 220lbs = 100kg as the figure of POTENTIALLY ejected nuclear material!
Originally posted by kellynap43
reply to post by AllUrChips
I live in Iowa. This scares me. Do you think that the Nebraska plant has done anything close to what Japan has experienced? This truly does frighten me.