Octo Mother Superior
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(03-23-2011, 07:46 PM)Octo Wrote: First pictures emerge of the Fukushima Fifty as they battle radiation poisoning to save Japan's stricken nuclear power plant http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neutron_radiation
Quote:Neutron radiation is a kind of ionizing radiation which consists of free neutrons. A result of nuclear fission or nuclear fusion, it consists of the release of free neutrons from both stable molecules and isotopes, and these free neutrons react with nuclei of other stable molecules to form new isotopes of previously non-isotopic molecules, which in turn produce radiation. This will result in a chain reaction of nuclear radiation, which makes radiation dangerous and harmful over great areas of space.
Quote:It has been claimed the plant was storing more uranium than it was designed to hold, and had repeatedly missed mandatory safety checks.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...z1HSSF7DzD
(03-23-2011, 06:02 PM)JayRodney Wrote: Quite eye-opening. The nuclear industry must go. It's too powerful, thats why we are not getting the real story, the media panders to the industry.
That really put things in perspective.
Quote:One of the reactors in the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant may have been relying on flawed steel to hold the radiation in its core, according to an engineer who helped build its containment vessel four decades ago.
Mitsuhiko Tanaka says he helped conceal a manufacturing defect in the $250 million steel vessel installed at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi No. 4 reactor while working for a unit of Hitachi Ltd. (6501) in 1974. The reactor, which Tanaka has called a â€œtime bomb,â€ was shut for maintenance when the March 11 earthquake triggered a 7-meter (23-foot) tsunami that disabled cooling systems at the plant, leading to explosions and radiation leaks.
â€œWho knows what would have happened if that reactor had been running?â€ Tanaka, who turned his back on the nuclear industry after the Chernobyl disaster, said in an interview last week. â€œI have no idea if it could withstand an earthquake like this. Itâ€™s got a faulty reactor inside.â€
Tanakaâ€™s allegations, which he says he brought to the attention of Japanâ€™s Trade Ministry in 1988 and chronicled in a book two years later called â€œWhy Nuclear Power is Dangerous,â€ have resurfaced after Japanâ€™s worst nuclear accident on record. The No. 4 reactor was hit by explosions and a fire that spread from adjacent units as the crisis deepened....
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