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    Japan authorities: TEPCO plant fuel rods may have melted -Jiji

    March 12 | Sat Mar 12, 2011 12:38am EST
    (Reuters) - Japanese nuclear authorities said that there was a high possibility that nuclear fuel rods at a reactor at Tokyo Electric Power's Daiichi plant may be melting or have melted, Jiji news agency reported.

    Experts have said that if the fuel rods have been damaged, it means that it could develop into a breach of the nuclear reactor vessel and the question then becomes one of how strong the containment structure around the vessel is and whether it has been undermined by the earthquake.

    (Reporting by Mayumi Negishi and Edwina Gibbs; Editing by Chris Gallagher)
    Japan authorities: TEPCO plant fuel rods may have melted -Jiji | Reuters

    A real life "China Syndrome" in action.

    Not good at all. Not good in the least.
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    Re: Japan authorities: TEPCO plant fuel rods may have melted -Jiji

    Oh dear god. This is so frightening. This tragedy could turn into a catastrophe of a magnitude the world has not ever seen. I'm really getting frightened for Japan. This is horrible, simply horrible.

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    Re: Japan authorities: TEPCO plant fuel rods may have melted -Jiji

    Holy ****.
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    Re: Japan authorities: TEPCO plant fuel rods may have melted -Jiji

    IF the rods are melting or have melted it's a matter of of the structure of the containment. If that is breeched... Chernobyl like leakage. Don't know the threat of an explosion, but with the amount of pressure they've been talking about... that stuff breaks through blows the containment housing apart, it will be a bad. Happen at more then one place and wel... Northern Japan will be uninhabitable for years.
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    The population density of Japan would make a full-on meltdown devastating. This is... really troubling news.
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    Re: Japan authorities: TEPCO plant fuel rods may have melted -Jiji

    This puts the West Coast of the US at risk.

    I know that there is one Carrier in the area ans another on the way and that they can generate massive amounts of electricity. Whey are they not being used?

    It would seem that all that is needed is enough power to to pump water, and we have tons of generators that can do that.

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    Re: Japan authorities: TEPCO plant fuel rods may have melted -Jiji

    Explosion at Tepco's Fukushima Daiichi plant heard around 0630 GMT - media
    Japan earthquake | Page 15 | Liveblog live blogging | Reuters.com
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    Re: Japan authorities: TEPCO plant fuel rods may have melted -Jiji

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    This puts the West Coast of the US at risk.

    I know that there is one Carrier in the area ans another on the way and that they can generate massive amounts of electricity. Whey are they not being used?

    It would seem that all that is needed is enough power to to pump water, and we have tons of generators that can do that.
    No, actually. The west coast of the USA is perfectly fine, although there were dozens of boats destroyed in Santa Cruz and the entire harbor at Crescent City, CA, was wiped out.

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    Re: Japan authorities: TEPCO plant fuel rods may have melted -Jiji

    Outer structure of building that houses reactor at Fukushima plant appears to have blown off - NHK
    Oh ****.... Chernobyl Redux??

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    Tokyo fire department sending special nuclear rescue team to Fukushima - TV
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    Re: Japan authorities: TEPCO plant fuel rods may have melted -Jiji

    REPORT: Radioactivity rising 20-fold outside plant...
    Drudge headline atm no link
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