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Time to evacuate the public within 100 miles of the area and then turn the place to glass.
Steam was seen emanating from the reactor 3 building on Dec 19, 24, 25 and 27
TEPCO confirmed the steam but offered no explanation other than to say there was no change at the site.
High levels of radiation have precluded entry into the building ever since the tsunami in 2011
I don't see how you can make the logical leap from seeing steam to the meltdown of epic proportions.
[Unit 3] is still producing slightly less than 1 megawatt (one million watts) of decay heat [...] it is creating radioactive steam [...] hot radioactive releases [...] have occurring [sic] for the entire 33 months [...] The difference now is that the only time we visibly notice these ongoing releases is on the cold days [...]
“According to a Fairewinds Energy Education posting on Facebook, the reactor is currently producing about 1 MW of heat, equivalent to 1,000 1KW electric fires, so enough to produce plenty of steam. This would provide the least worrying explanation for the steam, in that as the radioactivity continues decline so will the heat production and the volume of steam produced. If this explanation is correct, there is no reason expect any catastrophic outcome. However the steam is carrying considerable amounts of radiation into the atmosphere and represents an ongoing radiation hazard.”
reply to post by jaffo
Seriously the population of Japan is like....127,000,000 over a third of the U.S. population. Where are all of the people going?
Africa has plenty of room and China has already built loads of "ghost" cities, maybe they can go there...
Well whatever the case may be it needs fixing, pronto.
89 tons of burning nuclear waste would be a disaster of epic proportions. Far worse than anything seen in human history.
I'm not sure anything would survive for very long if that were to happen. If this is even a remote possibility, it is a responsibility of the entire world's to remedy. It needs to be on every media outlet every night until someone provides a solution.
The governments of this world are eventually gonna kill us all and we are gonna sit on our thumbs and do nothing about it.
Nothing scares me more than this topic and the fact that they could be lying to us and we really wouldn't know how bad it is. It does appear that Tepco is doing nothing and doesn't know how to handle this situation still. Boggles my mind. Send Russia in please. What scares me even more is that there is a push to put more nuclear reactors online. The fact is that no one is prepared for these disasters and until we have plans for disaster at nuclear sites we shouldn't have nuclear power.
I hope you're not going to tell me that an island with a history of earthquakes and tsunamis wouldn't have a plan in place for a reactor next to the ocean for all of those contingencies and.. oh wait...they didn't.
reply to post by Aazadan
Maybe in Bizarro world my friend, but you are ignoring a possible current / future nuclear reactor meltdown. They also have hundreds and hundreds of storage tanks, which a few have been found to be leaking.
Then there is whatever the amount of contaminated water that is being released into the Pacific Ocean on a daily basis. We also have to take into consideration the long term effects of this catastrophe on the eco system and humanity overall.