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    Re: State of emergency declared at Japan Nuclear Plant

    “At this point, we have still not confirmed that there is an actual meltdown, but there is a possibility.” — Toshihiro Bannai, director of the Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency international affairs office

    The Cesium already detected indicates at least a partial meltdown has occurred; but, comments like this suggest that what's happening at Fukushima Daiichi may become far worse.
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    Re: State of emergency declared at Japan Nuclear Plant

    The situation in Japan, horrible as it is...Godzilla may become a reality

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    Re: 3 nuclear reactors in trouble after Japan quake

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    If it's true that plastic milk cartons take 450 years to decompose, then surely we can build something "on purpose" out of the same material that will last 2,000.

    Edit: Anybody else shocked to learn that they have 55 nuclear reactors in Japan??
    Only because they protested us putting nuclear powered carriers in their harbor because we had to decom our last non-nuke carrier.
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    Re: State of emergency declared at Japan Nuclear Plant

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    “At this point, we have still not confirmed that there is an actual meltdown, but there is a possibility.” — Toshihiro Bannai, director of the Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency international affairs office

    The Cesium already detected indicates at least a partial meltdown has occurred; but, comments like this suggest that what's happening at Fukushima Daiichi may become far worse.
    The thing that scares me...there was talk on CNN that the Japanese Government is attempting to save face, or something similar, and that there has already been a meltdown, which they're covering up.

    Anyone else hear about that, and could someone please tell me it not true?
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    Re: State of emergency declared at Japan Nuclear Plant

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    I would say that we've seen very disappointing performance on these units.
    No power plant is completely safe. If that is what you want, be prepared to freeze in the dark...
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    Re: State of emergency declared at Japan Nuclear Plant

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    The situation in Japan, horrible as it is...Godzilla may become a reality
    Godzilla has been posting here, hasn't he? Radiation induced mutations stand just as good a chance of being a good thing as a bad thing...likewise marrying your first cousin...as long as you don't allow the bad results to procreate.
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    Re: State of emergency declared at Japan Nuclear Plant

    Note how no one is looting in Japan.

    If this was LA, there wouldn't be a flatscreen left on the shelves.

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    Re: State of emergency declared at Japan Nuclear Plant

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Note how no one is looting in Japan.

    If this was LA, there wouldn't be a flatscreen left on the shelves.
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    Re: State of emergency declared at Japan Nuclear Plant

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu_aviator View Post
    Here's the latest from the Washington Post: Nuclear power industry watches warily as Japan's aging reactor is hit hard

    My guess is they have had a melt down.
    This is very bad. According to the article, only two places the cessium-137 they detected could have come from... either the piping outside the reactor or from the reactor core itself, which indicates a catastrophic breach. I fear you're right. They've had a melt down.

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    Re: State of emergency declared at Japan Nuclear Plant

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    My original point, was that it takes 3 acres of hemp to produce 1 barrel of fuel. There are approx 60 million acres of available farm land in the United States. That equates to 20,000,000 barrels of fuel. We would have to plant it all in hemp to meet our annual demand. Starting to make sense, or do I have to ask how we're going to eat, if 100% of our farm land is dedicated to hemp production?
    who says we have to switch 100% to hemp oil? how about 20% hemp oil, 10% wind, 10% sun, 5% hydro, and the remainder fossil fuels?

    so again, you didn't provide enough of an equation to see if it makes sense to pursue this type of energy source.

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