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originally posted by: matadoor
I was just sitting here thinking. Yeah, I know, scary thought.
I think that any "new" nuke reactors need to be built in such a way that the cores are actually built inside a rocket, and each of the connections into and out of the reactors are designed in such a way, so that if the operators feel that a catastrophic situation is happening, they eject the connections to the core and launch the core into space.
It could then be directed to head towards the sun, burning it up.
Would be nice to outfit all the existing ones as well. But that won't happen, because the facility would have to be designed for this purpose.
Also, this way, even if the rocket explodes during assent, at least we know where the materials are, and they will be scattered in such a way that they won't be able to produce a fission reaction, and most of the fissionable materials would hopefully be destroyed in the process.
Sorry, just a rant.
An entire nuclear reactor of full of radioactive material spreading throughout the globe thanks to a high-altitude dirty bomb the likes of which we've never seen.
...radioactive material spreading throughout the globe thanks to a high-altitude dirty bomb...
originally posted by: thorfourwinds
Alberta high-school student Bronwyn Delacruz loves sushi, but became concerned last summer after learning how little food inspection actually takes place on some of its key ingredients.
The Grade 10 student from Grande Prairie said she was shocked to discover that, in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) stopped testing imported foods for radiation in 2012.
Disaster struck following an earthquake in March 2011, which resulted in a nuclear meltdown when the plant was hit by a tsunami.
Nearly 57,000 people fled their homes due to risks from radiation, leaving animals to starve.
But Mr Matsumura, nicknamed Macchan, who initially left when the earthquake struck, returned.
They couldn't stand the wait, so they'd all gather around barking up a storm as soon as they heard my truck.
"Everywhere I went there was always barking. Like 'we're thirsty' or 'we don't have any food' so I just kept making the rounds.
Four years on, he is looking after dogs, cats, cows, horses and even ostriches.
Macchan feeds the animals with donations, including donations of water, from people outside the exclusion zone.