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Old 03-12-2011, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Lyons, France, Whidbey Island WA
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believe what you will Sarasota, you are dead wrong... the Japanese have flooded the plant with seawater to prevent a full catastrophic meltdown.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/13/wo...uclear.html?hp
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Old 03-12-2011, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Lyons, France, Whidbey Island WA
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Even if Japan manages to avoid large, uncontrolled releases of radiation that would result from a meltdown, the problems at the Fukushima facility already amounted to the worst nuclear accident in Japan’s history and perhaps the biggest accident at a nuclear plant since the Chernobyl disaster 25 years ago, the worst ever"
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Old 03-12-2011, 07:57 PM
 
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Bt the rumors are flying and not much of it seems backed by facts really. The word poosible seems the most the media can do to publish stories. Anyone notice they can't even get close tot eh moraml disaster damage to do any real reporting. they also can harrass the officals workig like they can demand here.Looks like they are busy workig instead of posturing like ithsi country.
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Old 03-12-2011, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Lyons, France, Whidbey Island WA
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In most most disasters (including Katrina) the powers that be soft shoe the reality. Newspapers sell by the other modality erring on the side of events on the ground. In this case the NY Times appears to be on the money. Reports including handing out iodine capsules as well. Bear in mind that this area is accessible. Most of the hardest hit areas have not even been seen yet...

A tragedy in all senses of the word.
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Old 03-12-2011, 08:32 PM
 
Location: On the Chesapeake
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believe what you will Sarasota, you are dead wrong... the Japanese have flooded the plant with seawater to prevent a full catastrophic meltdown.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/13/wo...uclear.html?hp
Which was in their safety protocols to do.
I live 25 miles from the Calvert Cliffs power plant and their protocol for emergency cooling is to flood the reactor with water from the Chesapeake.
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Old 03-12-2011, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Which was in their safety protocols to do.
I live 25 miles from the Calvert Cliffs power plant and their protocol for emergency cooling is to flood the reactor with water from the Chesapeake.
Well I hope you have your iodine pills..just in case.
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Old 03-12-2011, 08:54 PM
 
Location: On the Chesapeake
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Well I hope you have your iodine pills..just in case.

I'm upwind.

Actually the folks within an 8 mile radius are supposed to have them on hand. That extends across the Bay to Dorchester County.
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Old 03-12-2011, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Lyons, France, Whidbey Island WA
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My point was he said this was not Chernobyl when that is exactly what was going to occur. I don't know about anyone else but flooding a nuclear power plant with salt water and rendering it forever useless is not my idea of being reassured. It is a last ditch and desperate attempt to save lives. Safety protocols my ass. It's another term for shut the f'er down now we're out of options and out of time!
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Old 03-12-2011, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Lyons, France, Whidbey Island WA
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And it is getting worse.

Just released. NY Times

TOKYO — Japanese officials announced Sunday that the cooling system at a second nuclear reactor crippled by Japan’s devastating earthquake had failed completely, even as they took the extraordinary step of flooding a separate reactor with seawater in a last-ditch effort to avoid a nuclear meltdown.
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Old 03-12-2011, 09:51 PM
 
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And it is getting worse.

Just released. NY Times

TOKYO — Japanese officials announced Sunday that the cooling system at a second nuclear reactor crippled by Japan’s devastating earthquake had failed completely, even as they took the extraordinary step of flooding a separate reactor with seawater in a last-ditch effort to avoid a nuclear meltdown.

i figured it would fail. the japs are not fond of telling the puplic just how bad things are going. that explosion saturday was a big blast. when i saw it on the news i figured it was worse than what they were saying..just like the death toll will be much hight than whats being reported.. this will be another blow to japans staggering economy...
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