Japan declares 'nuclear emergency' after quake, page 123
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pid10809388 - reply posted on 16-3-2011 at 01:42 AM by 00nunya00

reply to post by VinceH

If it was breached to a point where they could pour water in from a helo, the water would be worse than doing nothing.


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pid10809391 - reply posted on 16-3-2011 at 01:42 AM by Mianeye

reply to post by zorgon
I think this is the picture...


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pid10809405 - reply posted on 16-3-2011 at 01:44 AM by leisas4

Maybe this is what they will have in the water to drop on it? This link herewww.news.com.au...


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pid10809406 - reply posted on 16-3-2011 at 01:45 AM by zorgon

well they would use boron which stops fission, but they ran out and South Korea is sending them all the boron they could scrape up
South Korea to Send Boron to Stabilize Japan Reactor - CNBC

www.cnbc.com...


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pid10809409 - reply posted on 16-3-2011 at 01:46 AM by EnhancedInterrogator

Somewhat of a milestone (of sorts) people. Since new forum was opened dedicated to the issues in Japan right now ... ... this thread is the most active (with 2,400+ posts).
... not that its a competition or anything.
... just a "hot" topic (in many ways).


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pid10809417 - reply posted on 16-3-2011 at 01:49 AM by zorgon

The SPENT fuel rods are outside the reactor and they are still radioactive and need cooling


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pid10809418 - reply posted on 16-3-2011 at 01:49 AM by Dyzan

maybe off topic: (sorry just have to say this out loud. )
I am just amazed at how resilient the Japanese people are. There isn't any looting, neighbors are helping each other out. If this happened in the the United States, there would be mass chaos, looting, national guard deployments, murder, death and mayhem. I mean look at the Katrina aftermath.


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pid10809423 - reply posted on 16-3-2011 at 01:49 AM by JackBauer

reply to post by zorgon

Ah okay. I don't know why the spent rods keep skipping my mind. That makes sense.


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pid10809424 - reply posted on 16-3-2011 at 01:49 AM by xxPUSH0Noo

reply to post by silo13

I am sorry for getting slightly off topic yall but to SILO has Katz now realized how dangerous this is? When I was listening to him yesterday he was not very worried about the situation; he in fact said "I am not too worried"


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pid10809433 - reply posted on 16-3-2011 at 01:50 AM by VinceH

That's what I'm thinking too.

I agree with that too; MOX no less. Reminds me of the pictures of Chernobyl and the graphite control rod channels that people were sent to retrieve/clean up. Hopefully that isn't going on in Japan
Vince


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pid10809450 - reply posted on 16-3-2011 at 01:55 AM by Mianeye

New satelit photo's of fukushima nuclear plant. This link here
This link here
This link here
Source: www.digitalglobe.com...



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pid10809457 - reply posted on 16-3-2011 at 01:56 AM by Vitchilo

How much time does it takes for a spent nuclear rod to cool down? A month? A year? A thousand years? What? Any idea?


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pid10809460 - reply posted on 16-3-2011 at 01:57 AM by EnhancedInterrogator

reply to post by Mianeye
If i'm reading that right ....
Left side is #4, then #3, then #3 then #1 on the right side?
If so, it's #3 that's venting all the white steam/smoke? and shows the most evident physical damage (at the time of the pic anyway)?


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pid10809469 - reply posted on 16-3-2011 at 01:59 AM by EnhancedInterrogator

The mentioned something on one of the news programs about when you pull the fuel out of the reactor and move it to the holding pool, it takes weeks to cool down? (and may sit in the pool for years before being transfered to permanent storage facility?)


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pid10809470 - reply posted on 16-3-2011 at 01:59 AM by JackBauer

Typically spent fuel is kept in the pool for 10 - 20 years before being sent for processing.


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pid10809471 - reply posted on 16-3-2011 at 02:00 AM by VinceH

Correct.


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pid10809483 - reply posted on 16-3-2011 at 02:02 AM by 00nunya00

reply to post by zorgon

Ah, you're totally right. The fuel pool. That has to be it; the reactor would make no sense, even if you poured straight boron powder on the thing it would do little good unless you got it inside and between the rods.


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pid10809491 - reply posted on 16-3-2011 at 02:06 AM by premierepastimes

BBC: Japan's NHK TV confirms that the evacuation order for nuclear plant workers has been lifted.


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pid10809492 - reply posted on 16-3-2011 at 02:06 AM by EnhancedInterrogator

reply to post by VinceH

This page has an extremely nice flash that shows the location of all six reactors at Fukushima Daiichi ...
New York Times
PS: Let me into NYT site without a login this time. Maybe some pages are public and others subscription only?


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pid10809499 - reply posted on 16-3-2011 at 02:07 AM by zorgon

Yeah and they did it by hand with a small shovel because the robot circuits fried. However that was on top of a big building and they had to shovel it off to get it to the ground. Here they can get shielded heavy equipment into the area.
BTW the containment coffin needs replacing soon...