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We can't predict earthquakes, but there will surely be more;
Really? According to some people TPTB can, and so can
seismologist. Care to clarify?
based on mass and material, any disaster will result in an unmanageable scenario
I doubt it. This isn't a tsunami or a hurricane or a magnitude twenty earthquake, so
I don't think it would be catastrophic.
..Scientists say that there is a 70% chance of a magnitude 7.0 earthquake hitting Fukushima this year, and a 98% chance within the next 3 years.
Given that nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen says that an earthquake of 7.0 or larger could cause the entire fuel pool structure collapse
The storage pool in the No. 4 reactor building has a total of 1,535 fuel rods, or 460 tons of nuclear fuel, in it. The 7-story building itself has suffered great damage, with the storage pool barely intact on the building’s third and fourth floors. The roof has been blown away. If the storage pool breaks and runs dry, the nuclear fuel inside will overheat and explode, causing a massive amount of radioactive substances to spread over a wide area. Both the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and French nuclear energy company Areva have warned about this risk.
millions of lives are at stake
Not even half a million died from Chernobyl...I'm guessing they would be smart enough to evacuate the area seeing as how they have so much information about it. Get out the way. You have all the time in the world. Or HAD.
we are purposefully deprived of factual unfiltered data, and
This I somewhat agree with. But what more can they report/sensationalize? They given us all
they can in my opinion. Its either less crazy than they say it is, or its not even something to worry about.
many officials are exclaiming the serious nature of our failure to act proactively.
Or their just scared and want someone to help them. Maybe this is why their saying "THIS WILL KILL THE ENTIRE HUMAN RACE AHHHHH". They want assistance.
Wow Shocking isn't the words. Any who watchs that VID.Make sure to hit interactive transcript on Youtube.I didn't see subtitles on my screen. National security risk? Planetary Security RISK. quote from translated script in vid
Originally posted by cosmicpixie
I've just finished watching a half hr video here Can't embed it sorry as it was on a website.Scroll down a bit when you land on the page and you will find it.
Anyone who thinks we should believe everything TEPCO says needs a brain transplant. I myself had little idea of some of the many lies they have been caught up in , the falsification of safety reports going back years ago, pressure and threats put on people who "knew too much" and so forth. Even the premier minister was kept in the dark on so many things. The vid is worth watching as a good introduction to what we are dealing with here on the corporate-level. Alot of it was just SHOCKING.
edit on 8/5/12 by cosmicpixie because: dznnmfb
original post here
Originally posted by jadedANDcynical
reply to post by sad_eyed_lady
Japan uses the Shindo Scale rather than any sort of Magnitude Scale.
The main difference being that the scale that Japan uses measures the effects of a quake rather than the intensity of the energy released.
You could have earthquakes of different Magnitudes (M5 and M7, for example) but the same Shindo (say Shindo 5) depending on distance to the epicenter, depth, local geology etc. Even though the second hypothetical quake was the larger of the two, if it were further away the shaking would not be as severe as the smaller if it were closer.
Fukishima Nuclear Reactor Official- TEPCO and TBS JNN HD Live Fukishima Web Cam Feed