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What's gonna happen to Fukushima ....
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Posted 10/12/13 , edited 10/12/13
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Posted 10/13/13
Your flesh crawls...

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Posted 10/13/13

crazysouthsider wrote:


Mycow8me wrote:

Lets see... An operation that has never been tried before, has more things that can go wrong than can go right while in operation and a minor error could lead to an uncontrollable catastrophe.

I see nothing to worry about here.


I don't know .. It is a little similar to Chernobyl.


WE WISH it was only Chernobyl.

Worst case, perhaps even alarmist predictions, are talking in terms of of rendering the islands of Japan uninhabitable. How many people living in Japan today? Imagine them all becoming refugees.

One problem with Fukashima is that it quite possibly was a 'melt through' instead of a melt down. The hot reactor mess may have breached it's containment and is/has/will be melting it's way down to bedrock. IF it's already in the water table then that endless supply of water that they've been dumping into the seemingly bottomless pit is just pushing more water borne radioactive particles through the ground water of Japan.

oh and studies looking for radioactive fish are finding an increase in such in the farthest reaches of the pacific.

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Oh and Hurricane season is coming.

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Posted 10/13/13
The public think they understand nuclear science and engineering and that any thing to do with radiation is bad.

no, this will not cause a nuclear explosion

no, this will not cause a deadly cancer ray
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Posted 10/13/13
So what you're saying is there will be TMNT IRL?

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Posted 10/13/13
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That's all I need to read.
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Posted 10/13/13
I know the Japanese have a lot of pride, but they are also hard working, intelligent, and caring people and they should be getting all the support they need in this crisis. I have friends in Fukushima and was just there visiting them earlier this year. They have been through a lot but continue to work hard and rebuild what was lost. I think that takes much more courage than it takes pride and I was amazed that they have been able to keep going. We in the US are not so far removed from this situation ourselves. It has happened in the USSR, Japan, and has come close to happening in the US with Three Mile Island. We have just as much pride, if not more, but I would hope that other countries would still come to our aid if they saw that we truly needed it.
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Posted 10/13/13

mipegg wrote:

The public think they understand nuclear science and engineering and that any thing to do with radiation is bad.

no, this will not cause a nuclear explosion

no, this will not cause a deadly cancer ray


I don't recall mentioning death rays or explosions.

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Posted 10/13/13
Wow this can't go completely perfect!
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Posted 10/21/13
Lets see people will just forget about it over time.

while the plant leaks tons of radioactive waste into the ocean.

Much like the many oil spills around the globe releasing a known cancer causing substance into the oceans.

Much like the CO2 emissions changing the oceans acidity levels and the earths atmosphere.

Much like a warming earth and climate change causing more severe storms and damage. rising sea levels anyone changing maps.

Much like the bee die off caused by multiple factors, chemical company sprays and man made environmental factors.

Just like we should ignore those who work in the science fields, telling the story of man made green house gasses and major issues with current systems.

now I agree in the world we live in today, we can not all be tree huggers. But we can be aware of the effects on the world major corporations have on the world around us. How laws passed have allowed some of those major polluters to escape the true cost of the damages caused. how those elected to office ignore or allow such damages to occur in the name of donations and power.
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Chernobyl was much much worse. Releasing radionuclides into the water is much more preferable than a uncontrolled atmospheric release, which had rendered large areas of the Ukraine uninhabitable and was linked to tens of thousands of deaths. Both are still pretty bad though.

Last I heard, the Japanese were erecting a so-called "ice wall" underground to stop the radionuclides from seeping into the groundwater. Trouble is that will take a year to complete but the technology looks like it's sound.

The biggest worry for me from this whole Fukushima incident is the political fallout. Governments across the world have pledged to stop using nuclear as a knee-jerk response to this incident, but don't have any alternatives set firmly in place. Germany in particular have begun shutting down their nuclear plants (which are emission free) and found they had to resort to starting up coal and gas plants again to compensate for the drop in energy output to the grid. The rest of the world shouldn't dismiss nuclear power as a viable energy option just because of the failing of a 50-year old reactor in Japan.
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Posted 10/22/13 , edited 10/22/13
Their pride will cost them. Depending how bad things get it could turn into another Pripyat or worse.
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Posted 10/22/13

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Chernobyl was much much worse. Releasing radionuclides into the water is much more preferable than a uncontrolled atmospheric release, which had rendered large areas of the Ukraine uninhabitable and was linked to tens of thousands of deaths. Both are still pretty bad though.

Last I heard, the Japanese were erecting a so-called "ice wall" underground to stop the radionuclides from seeping into the groundwater. Trouble is that will take a year to complete but the technology looks like it's sound.

The biggest worry for me from this whole Fukushima incident is the political fallout. Governments across the world have pledged to stop using nuclear as a knee-jerk response to this incident, but don't have any alternatives set firmly in place. Germany in particular have begun shutting down their nuclear plants (which are emission free) and found they had to resort to starting up coal and gas plants again to compensate for the drop in energy output to the grid. The rest of the world shouldn't dismiss nuclear power as a viable energy option just because of the failing of a 50-year old reactor in Japan.


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Agreed.

Also there are some places which cannot resort to other fuels. For example Japan, which is a resourceless rock with factories piled on it, Really doesn't have much choice.
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Posted 10/22/13 , edited 10/22/13
I am certain that members of the international scientific community are quite willing to offer help and expertise. I am also certain that members of the international business community are perfectly willing to risk their workers' lives to provide help on-site, so long as profit is expected. Lastly, I am beyond certain that members of the international political community are perfectly willing to remain uncommitted and use Japan as an active science experiment on the dangers of nuclear disaster. In short, it will be business as usual, sadly.
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Posted 10/22/13
aaaaaaaah... I don't want anything to happen!! I am supposed to go to Japan in June... What am I gonna do if something happens >.<

Well I sorta see why they are doing it... Dangerous nuclear stuff is dangerous just lying around -.- But of all the errors that can and the probability of one happening are far too high -.- They should seek out help, get the best opinions on the subject from many specialists, *I'm sure they have got specialists working on this, but they should really give it more thought..* + This matter shouldn't go untouched by the other countries... As I read this may result in decades of damage to our earth and also neighbouring countries will be affected if a worst case scenario happens.. I think that they should have a say in this matter whether the Japanese disagree or not, this isn't only a problem for their country, it's a problem for all of us that will be affected if anything happens.. If they don't acknowledge this fact, then they are sure stupid and shouldn't be doing this task by any means.
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