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Originally posted by muzzleflash
The only way to make a difference is if we can get the governments and corporations to reverse their act and actually do things the right way, even if it is the harder way.
If these entities are not willing to even admit there is a problem, we are screwed because they have all of the resources, technology, manpower, etc, that is required to actually make a difference in a disaster of this nature.
Also we would need the entire scientific and inventor communities of Earth to work together to help develop new technologies to aid in clean up efforts, and then for the governments and corporations to invest in them and get them out in the field making a difference.
Originally posted by Drew99GT
reply to post by Drew99GT
Like I said earlier, from what it looks like, the nuclear power industry WORLDWIDE never calculated or planned in a realistic, practical, logistical way of what to do with nuclear waste from commercial reactors. They talk about burying it in places like Yucca Mountain, and they have buried some of it, but the vast majority of these spent fuel rods just sit in pools of water either above the reactor cores or off site. Those pols need cooling system to pump fresh water in to keep the rods cool. Imagine if a catastrophic event knocked out the power grid in the US; the US has 100s of times more spent fuel than any other country just sitting in these pools.
Originally posted by Freenrgy2
Originally posted by Drew99GT
Originally posted by XtraTL
This thread contains the biggest load of rubbish I've seen posted on ATS.
The reactors at Fukushima are in cold shutdown, all below 70 degrees C. The radiation that is being talked about is *inside the containment vessel* making it difficult for the endoscopes and other equipment to obtain photos of the *inside* of the reactor containment vessel.
There is still radioactive water that has been leaking and they are taking measures to pour concrete into the nearby sea to prevent contamination. But measurements close to the reactor vicinity show that there is only very low levels of contamination in the nearby ocean.
The reactors no longer have the capability of releasing radioactive material off site via the atmosphere.
Now please explain how, given the containment of the problem to the site and in the occasional leak of contaminated water into the ocean that the US is is any danger whatsoever?
The thread title is absolute rubbish. Concrete nuclear reactors in cold shutdown do not "fall apart". You people are unbelievable.
That is all fine and dandy.............until reactor 4 building, which is listing heavily, falls over and the cooling pool for the spent fuel rods drains and the rods become exposed to air. If another large Earthquake occurs, it's almost inevitable that all the spent fuel at Fukushima will go up like a Roman candle. Do you not agree with that? that is wha all the experts are worried about!
Why not subject the rods to hydrogen plasma?
Originally posted by Ph03n1x
what concerns me is the total lack of any media coverage. i live in Britain and we hear nothing of this anymore. I'm not sure of the damage it could do over here. any of you knowledgeable people have any info of the effects on Europe and around the world?
Originally posted by Romekje
I don't think i'll tell my brother his kid (who became 2 y'day) isn't likely to ever get out of his teen years....
Originally posted by lzkaware
I have a serious question! Would any of you cancel your Hawaii Trip In May because of the situation? Hypothetical
Originally posted by nukeworker
reply to post by crankyoldman
Really dude , Could you change the Goverment and we didnt do this to Japan ! I posted this because people like you are filling peoples head with info you cant comprehend . So I must be evil because I call bull on you scare tactics . So tiered of these youtube genious types - meaning you ! I am a Q-B P I worker for the Federal Govt. and we have cleaned up some of the fall out already . And since you dont know what those letters mean I will tell you ! CONTAMINATION WORKER . Happy now , did that save the world ? Did you know bananas have radiation along with brick houses also flying in a plane exposes you . Holy crap run for cover these things are killing mother earth ! I heard tinfoil hats will protect you ! just a heads up . NOW GO AWAY !
Originally posted by homerJ
reply to post by Ben81
Your post just made me think about the fear mongering we're constantly exposed to, and how this accident is actually TOO scary to be useful to the TPTB's agenda!
You'd think that this would be the penultimate in fear porn for them but they can't/havent really used it much at all.
If the real cat was let out of the bag, there'd be a lot less people staying home and consuming in front of the idiot box that's for sure.
I have come to realise that anyone who mentioned bananas in relation to radioactivity is in fact bananas themselves!
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Originally posted by ipsedixit
A lot of what ofhumandescent is saying is right on target. I guess with that kind of life experience one might acquire a high tolerance for straight talk and a low tolerance for BS.
Nuclear technology is the only technology that mankind is involved with where we don't have the knowledge, ability or techniques to manage the technology from A to Z. Burying the waste products for thousands of years inside mountains is not managing the technology.
When we can neutralize radioactivity, it can be widely deployed in all kinds of ways, but until we can neutralize it, its use should be restricted to the laboratory or to the experimental institution. There should be no nuclear industry, until a way to render radioactive materials nonradioactive is found.
There is no endgame strategy for nuclear technology.
If we are going to rely on this genie, and make no mistake about it, we are going to rely on this genie, we absolutely must know how to put it back in the bottle.edit on 6-2-2012 by ipsedixit because: (no reason given)