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    Re: State of emergency declared at Japan Nuclear Plant

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    We're not running out of oil.

    Proven oil reserves in the United States are 21 billion barrels (3.3×10^9 m3), excluding the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. The U.S. Department of the Interior estimates the total volume of undiscovered, technically recoverable prospective resources in all areas of the United States, including the Federal Outer Continental Shelf, the 1002 area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the National Petroleum Reserve–Alaska, and the Bakken Formation, total 134 billion barrels (21.3×10^9 m3) of crude oil. This excludes oil shale reserves, as there is no significant commercial production of oil from oil shale in the United States
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    US proven reserves are 134 billion barrels. We consume 7 billion barrels a year. How many years worth of oil is that? Can you do the math?
    You are not one of those faith based wackos that believes oil is being created faster than we use it, are you?

    We are in this mess because of ignorant people like you.
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    Re: State of emergency declared at Japan Nuclear Plant

    Did a thread from the basement get merged with a thread from the loft or what?

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    Re: State of emergency declared at Japan Nuclear Plant

    Quote Originally Posted by USA_1 View Post
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    US proven reserves are 134 billion barrels. We consume 7 billion barrels a year. How many years worth of oil is that? Can you do the math?
    You are not one of those faith based wackos that believes oil is being created faster than we use it, are you?

    We are in this mess because of ignorant people like you.
    Why haven't smart people like you produced a fuel source to replace petroleum and solved the problem?

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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

    Well damn! I went and found this special, just for USA-1.

    Best of all, the Bakken could be huge. The U.S. Geological Survey's Leigh Price, a Denver geochemist who died of a heart attack in 2000, estimated that the Bakken might hold a whopping 413 billion barrels. If so, it would dwarf Saudi Arabia's Ghawar, the world's biggest field, which has produced about 55 billion barrels.

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    Re: State of emergency declared at Japan Nuclear Plant

    Kinda looks like one of the five has melted.


    Sunday, March 13, 2011

    Meltdown Caused Nuke Plant Explosion: Safety Body

    TOKYO (Nikkei)--The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) said Saturday afternoon the explosion at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant could only have been caused by a meltdown of the reactor core.

    The same day, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (9501), which runs the plant, began to flood the damaged reactor with seawater to cool it down, resorting to measures that could rust the reactor and force the utility to scrap it.

    Cesium and iodine, by-products of nuclear fission, were detected around the plant, which would make the explosion the worst accident in the roughly 50-year history of Japanese nuclear power generation.

    An explosion was heard near the plant's No. 1 reactor about 3:30 p.m. and plumes of white smoke went up 10 minutes later. The ceiling of the building housing the reactor collapsed, according to information obtained by Fukushima prefectural authorities.
    At a news conference Saturday night, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano discounted the possibility of a significant leak of radioactive material from the accident. "The walls of the building containing the reactor were destroyed, meaning that the metal container encasing the reactor did not explode," Edano said.

    The amount of radiation detected inside the plant after 4:00 p.m. slightly exceeded the dose people can safely receive in a year, according to information obtained by the Fukushima prefectural government.

    The No. 1 reactor shut down automatically soon after a massive earthquake hit the area Friday, but its emergency core cooling system failed to cool the reactor's core sufficiently.

    NISA is affiliated with the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

    2011/03/13 01:04 - Meltdown Caused Nuke Plant Explosion: Safety Body
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    Re: State of emergency declared at Japan Nuclear Plant

    Excerpted from “Explosion did not occur at reactor, new cooling operation beginsKyodo News, March 13, 2011
    The top government spokesman said TEPCO has begun new cooling operations to fill the reactor with sea water and pour in boric acid to prevent an occurrence of criticality, noting it may take several hours to inject water into the reactor.

    In addition, it will take about 10 days to fill the container with sea water, he said. There is a great possibility that the reactor will be decommissioned as the injection of sea water containing salt and impure substances will make it difficult to operate it safely again, experts say.
    So it appears that the best that can be hoped for is that the partial meltdown in Fukushima No. 1 can be contained and cooled with sea water but that the reactor itself will never operate again and will be a total loss.
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    Re: State of emergency declared at Japan Nuclear Plant

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    So it appears that the best that can be hoped for is that the partial meltdown in Fukushima No. 1 can be contained and cooled with sea water but that the reactor itself will never operate again and will be a total loss.
    We had better start getting serious on cleaning coal up, solar, wind and instead of corn for ethanol, Cannabis genus.
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    Re: State of emergency declared at Japan Nuclear Plant

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    We had better start getting serious on cleaning coal up, solar, wind and instead of corn for ethanol, Cannabis genus.
    I wonder if cannabis makes good feed stock for ethanol? Has anybody tried it? or is it too valuable a recreation crop?

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    Re: State of emergency declared at Japan Nuclear Plant

    According to BBC,
    Reuters: The emergency cooling system is no longer functioning at the Fukushima No. 3 reactor, an official from Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency has told journalists.

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