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The Fukushima Disaster
03-17-2011, 02:41 PM #166
Octo Mother Superior
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Shadow hug.gif beercheer.gif

Quote:If this ends somehow, with the "international community" still intact,
guess which country will be high on the list for location of new plants...

A place with big land, few people, political stability, good infrastructure and a VERY stable seismology...

Very comforting thought AS slap.gifgaah.gif
03-17-2011, 02:45 PM #167
Shadow Incognito Anonymous
Octo! hug.gif cheers.gif

There's thorium, should have, could have, been used for clean safe nuclear fuel, problem is they can't make nukes out of it. So uranium was used instead.
03-17-2011, 02:52 PM #168
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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uhhuh.gif I've been touting the benefits of thorium for a few years, it's all about money. Screw safety.
If that was an issue plants would not keep spent fuel rods in water tanks above the ğkkin' reactor. gaah.gif So ğkking stupid.

03-17-2011, 02:54 PM #169
Shadow Incognito Anonymous
Quote:The IAEA source said it was unlikely that there was a serious meltdown of fuel rods inside the reactors.

The IAEA source isn't even in Japan, the IAEA has nobody in Japan. They're relying completly on what the Japanese gov tells them

03-17-2011, 03:04 PM #170
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Can you imagine relying on any government to tell the truth 100% of the time? All one need do is look at history. Look at the track records governments have for covering things up, they cant be trusted.

03-17-2011, 03:09 PM #171
Shadow Incognito Anonymous
Yup and the Japanese gov is more notorious than most for being stingy with the truth.
I think the best we can expect from them is whatever they is is happening is not what is happening.
03-17-2011, 04:00 PM #172
Octo Mother Superior
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new 5.8 quake on Japanese east coast. No tsunami warning
03-17-2011, 04:47 PM #173
Shadow Incognito Anonymous
Rumors the US gov has seized all supplies of KI

Quote:U.S. Supplies of potassium iodide pills are taking a huge hit as people flock to the stores in search of protection from possible nuclear fallout.

A number of stores across the west coast are reporting that they are completely sold out. And a pharmacist at a Walgreen’s in California told us that they would not be getting anymore because the government has seized all supplies.


True? dunno.gif Liquid iodine works as well I understand, put a little on your skin and your body determines absorption rate.

03-17-2011, 04:51 PM #174
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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I don't think thats even available here. When it was found baking soda had anti cancer properties their was an effort to ban it. The EU is about healthcare as long as big pharma gets their money.
You damn near need a prescription for hydrogen peroxide here. They ask us what we are going to do with it when we buy it. ğkkin' morons.

03-17-2011, 05:08 PM #175
bohica Member
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'I thought they placed spent fuel in deep mountain storages encased in led and concrete. What a nightmare"

It's gotten so bad that usually sane people have forgotten their proper word selection.
damn foreigners............

I'm in my seventh decade on Earth. I know things.
03-17-2011, 05:10 PM #176
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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03-17-2011, 05:10 PM #177
Octo Mother Superior
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edit: oh and Bohica, I merged this thread with yours so I didn't freakin delete it :chcukle:
03-17-2011, 05:21 PM #178
Upāsaka Member
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IAEA Alert Log

17th March
Injuries or Contamination at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

Based on a press release from the Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary dated 16 March 2011, the IAEA can confirm the following information about human injuries or contamination at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

Please note that this list provides a snapshot of the latest information made available to the IAEA by Japanese authorities. Given the fluid situation at the plant, this information is subject to change.


* 2 TEPCO employees have minor injuries
* 2 subcontractor employees are injured, one person suffered broken legs and one person whose condition is unknown was transported to the hospital
* 2 people are missing
* 2 people were ’suddenly taken ill’
* 2 TEPCO employees were transported to hospital during the time of donning respiratory protection in the control centre
* 4 people (2 TEPCO employees, 2 subcontractor employees) sustained minor injuries due to the explosion at unit 1 on 11 March and were transported to the hospital
* 11 people (4 TEPCO employees, 3 subcontractor employees and 4 Japanese civil defense workers) were injured due to the explosion at unit 3 on 14 March

Radiological Contamination

* 17 people (9 TEPCO employees, 8 subcontractor employees) suffered from deposition of radioactive material to their faces, but were not taken to the hospital because of low levels of exposure
* One worker suffered from significant exposure during ‘vent work,’ and was transported to an offsite center
* 2 policemen who were exposed to radiation were decontaminated
* Firemen who were exposed to radiation are under investigation

The IAEA continues to seek information from Japanese authorities about all aspects of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
03-17-2011, 05:33 PM #179
Upāsaka Member
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‘Fukushima 50’ risk lives to prevent meltdown

We do not know their names, their faces, their families or their personal stories. Nobody really does. They are strangers, in a faraway land, doing the unthinkable.

In Japan they have a name: The Fukushima 50. A coterie of nuclear plant employees — some reports indicate 50, others suggest four working rotations of 50 — who stayed behind while 700 of their co-workers were evacuated from the stricken Fukushima-Daiichi facility on the Japanese coast.

Five have been killed. Two are missing. Twenty-one have been injured in a struggle where, in the words of Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan, “retreat is unthinkable.”

The men understand the stakes. They know there is no turning back. One worker told a departing colleague he was prepared to die — that it was his job. Another informed his wife he wouldn’t be coming home anytime soon.

And so they battle on, a weary bunch of managers, operators, technicians, soldiers, firemen, amid rumours, worst-case scenarios and startling television footage.

They are mid- and low-level employees. They are men with no names, cast into extraordinary circumstances, battling fires, explosions, the threat of explosion and the invisible menace: dangerously high levels of radiation no protective suit can deflect, and one that threatens to seep into the atmosphere if they fail..... continues


03-17-2011, 05:37 PM #180
Shadow Incognito Anonymous
Nobody ever accused the Japanese of lacking courage. I'd stay too.



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