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Originally posted by zorgon
WE TOLD YOU SO
Originally posted by doobydoll
If one fuel rod is capable of killing more than a couple billion souls then we've had it.
Nuclear power should be banned globally until we find a way to safely dispose of it's waste, it's just common sense really.
Believe it or not, there is a process that can use Brown's Gas to neutralize radioactive waste.
Originally posted by JudgeDredd
reply to post by doobydoll
Why can't they encase these rods in say concrete/lead tow them out to sea and sink them directly above a subduction zone, where they would be sucked under and taken back deep inside the mantle?? Is this possible or a bad idea???
Originally posted by Aleister
reply to post by SoymilkAlaska
Of course people shouldn't eat anything from the ocean (and remember, there is only one ocean, even though people have tossed different names on different sections of it).
If anyone from ATS is still eating "sea food" they need to have their heads examined - with a geiger counter!
I feel like everyone is about to die because of this.
There is no way to overstate the media’s complicity in concealing critical information about the tragedy that is presently unfolding at Fukushima. If there is another earthquake, the media will certainly be every bit as responsible as the government officials who saw the danger, but chose to do nothing.
If an earthquake hits and undermines the pool, the coolant will exit the pool, the rods will melt and radioactive plumes will rise into the atmosphere. Koide explained that the rods could not be safely removed from the existing pool because “if you hoist them up in the air, huge amount of radiation will come out from the spent fuel and people nearby will die.”
One of the journalists on “Morning Bird” asked Koide what would happen if the Unit was struck by another earthquake?
Koide answered, “That will be the end.”
“The end,” the journalist asked, visibly shaken?
“The end,” Koide repeated emphatically.
Originally posted by TheStrugler
I dont know much about nuclear plants, but why dont they shut it down and remove the fuel rods?
Thirteen months have passed since the Fukushima reactors exploded, and a U.S. Senator finally got off his ass and went to Japan to see what is going on over there.