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    Re: State of emergency declared at Japan Nuclear Plant

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    Pressure and releases



    Without enough power for cooling systems, decay heat from the reactor cores of units 1, 2 and 3 has gradually reduced coolant water levels through evaporation. The consequent increase in pressure in the coolant circuit can be managed via pressure release valves. However, this leads to an increase in pressure within the reactor building containment. Tepco has said that the pressure within the containment of Fukushima Daiichi 1 has reached around 840 kPa, compared to reference levels of 400 kPa.



    The company has decided to manage this "for those units that cannot confirm certain levels of water injection" by means of a controlled release of air and water vapour to the atmosphere. Because this water has been through the reactor core, this would inevitably mean a certain release of radiation. The International Atomic Energy Agency said this would be filtered to retain radiation within the containment.



    However, the company's monitoring of Fukushima Daiichi 1 has separately shown an increase in radiation levels detected emerging from the plant via routes such as the exhaust stack and the discharge canal.



    Over the last several hours evacuation orders for local residents have been incrementally increased and now cover people living within ten kilometres of the power plant.



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    Re: 3 nuclear reactors in trouble after Japan quake

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    I would stilll want to wear lead underpants in the area

    You betcha. I bet the Japanese have heard some sad tales from their ancestors of the after effects of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
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    Re: State of emergency declared at Japan Nuclear Plant

    Everybody freak yo!

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    Re: State of emergency declared at Japan Nuclear Plant

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    Everybody freak yo!
    This is serious. Please take it that way.
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    Re: State of emergency declared at Japan Nuclear Plant

    I was being serious! WAAAAAHHHH!!!!

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    Re: State of emergency declared at Japan Nuclear Plant

    James Acton, a physicist who examined the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant after a 2007 earthquake, told CNN that Japanese authorities are in a race to cool down the Fukushima reactor.

    "If they can't restore power to the plant (and cool the reactor), then there's the possibility of some sort of core meltdown," he said.


    Report: 2 Japanese plants struggling to cool radioactive material - CNN.com
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    Re: State of emergency declared at Japan Nuclear Plant

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    Re: State of emergency declared at Japan Nuclear Plant

    I'll admit it, my concern is becoming a giant rock in the pit of my stomach. The potential for tragedy here is beyond comprehension.

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    Re: State of emergency declared at Japan Nuclear Plant

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    I'll admit it, my concern is becoming a giant rock in the pit of my stomach. The potential for tragedy here is beyond comprehension.
    I think it's already a tragedy. This will just make it a bigger tragedy.

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    Re: State of emergency declared at Japan Nuclear Plant

    This is a jaw-dropping disaster. Of all the bad things my imagination could have come up with for catastrophes of 2011 this surpasses all of them. As if it's not already bad enough with the ecological catastrophes that the Japanese people will have to endure, the world will probably take yet another 30 years to come around to accepting nuclear power as safe, and our dependence on oil will continue unabated.

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