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Originally posted by n3mesis
for some reason we here in the us and probably most countries other than japan we act as though there's some enormous coffee filter keeping back all the radioactive waste posing no threat to anyone except japan.. it's the only thing i can think of that allows any discussion about the topic without completely freaking out.
this is horrifying and doesn't seem like anyone is doing anything, not that there's actually anything anyone can do but still.. it just seems like everyone is approaching the issue so lackadaisical. anyway.. we're screwed. so i guess that's probably a reason?
I suppose that then begs the question, who is conducting the experiment?
Originally posted by TheRedneck
TEPCO built a nuclear plant based on a poor design atop a megathrust zone to lower-than-indicated standards and without considering all the effects of a tectonic event,
Originally posted by Mamatus
The sad reality is that there is no known fix for this. Not a single brilliant human has an answer.
Originally posted by alfa1
Originally posted by onequestion
... and it is absolutely essential that the removal of each of the 1,331 rods goes perfectly because a single mistake could potentially lead to a nuclear chain reaction.
While an awful situation, it isnt helped with bogus sensationalism like this.
What they're actually talking about is a meltdown or fire, which is bad enough in itself, but its worded to mislead the reader into thinking EXPLODING BOMB.
As evidenced by the reply:
Originally posted by severdsoul
The rods will overheat, the metal cladding will soften, buckle and corrode, exposing the fuel pellets, which will disintegrate, releasing "hot particles" into the atmosphere as smoke and dust. These will return to the ground and wash into the aquifers or ocean.
Whether or not they explode like a bomb is a mere technicality. Its where the residue goes that matters.
if they dont cause the rods to explode,
Good grief, isnt the plain truth bad enough?
Originally posted by shaneslaughta
Maybe this is the reason behind obama's immigration reform? Maybe a flood of Japanese refugees incoming in a few months?edit on 8/20/2013 by shaneslaughta because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Eldensword
They can come here as long as they smile and say hello to me and offer to hold the goddam door for me, my wife or my kids instead of being the typical Asian, rude, robotic, un-appreciative little bitches I've known the vast majority to be, we'll be fine.
'Merica! - Say howdy, look us in the eye, stop eating raw *uckin' fish, shake a person's hand, open a goddam door for a lady and 'Merica up, or get the *uck out.
Originally posted by Eldensword
Love thy neighbor
Originally posted by isharkman
Let's see rape and murder of untold numbers! Not even one apology to Chinese! Now we should feel sorry for these people! Are you kidding me can anyone say karma? Just to bad it isn't worse!
Maybe if some of you actually left your safe little homes and traveled the world you would have a better understanding of what the real world perspective of Japan is instead of thinking they are USA friend you could understand only USA cares about this.
This is almost comical get over yourself America the Japanese are not and have never been a friend to anyone but themselves!
Originally posted by denybedoomed
reply to post by TheRedneck
Please tell me someone gets that reference.