posted on May, 7 2012 @ 04:42 PM
reply to post by Vandettas
I honestly don't think people read or pay attention IN THE LEAST.
This is not about one reactor. It's about the spent fuel pools, the most precarious of which is in reactor building 4, 100ft in the air, and hanging
by a thread in a blown out building.
Combined, all the fuel pools on site have over 11,000 spent fuel rods. If building 4 collapses (and one look at any video of building 4 will tell you
that it's MORE than possible it will), or the pool is ruptured, all those rods begin heating up, eventually catching fire and melting down - TOTALLY
OUTSIDE of ANY form of containment. Fuel pools are open air! No concrete, no suppression chambers, no fail-safes. You'd have a raging nuclear fire
in the parking lot!
If that were to happen, the entire site would have to be abandoned. We simply do not have the technology to protect humans from direct exposure to
radiation of that intensity. With the plant abandoned, who's going to maintain the cooling on the other fuel pools and reactors? Eventually, all
11,000+ spent fuel rods would go into meltdown, again - totally outside of any form of containment - with no way to stop it.
I'm sorry if people find these facts to be "fear mongering", but one look at that video released last week by TEPCO of reactor building 4, up-close
and personal, should give you an idea of how bad this truly is. The rest is simple math and the cold, hard facts about radiation.
There ARE that man rods on-site. That building IS completely devastated. 80x the cesium of Chernobyl WOULD make it's way around the northern
hemisphere. And yes, folks, that *is* a danger to civilization.
Like it or not, believe it or not.