Page 3 of 10 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 92

Thread: Huge blast at Japan nuclear power plant

  1. #21
    long standing member
    justabubba's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:37 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    36,145

    Re: Huge blast at Japan nuclear power plant

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    From what I read, when they shut down the Reactors at Fukushima, they had backup diesel generators that were supposed to provide enough power for pumping cooling water. Those were also damaged in the quake though. I guess the lesson here is to protect your backup generators better, but I'm not really sure how much you can protect stuff from an 8.9 earthquake. Seismic engineering has its limits.
    was it the earthquake or the resulting flood waters from the tsunami that knocked out the power system
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

  2. #22
    Sage
    apdst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Bagdad, La.
    Last Seen
    Today @ 11:24 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    76,450

    Re: Huge blast at Japan nuclear power plant

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    was it the earthquake or the resulting flood waters from the tsunami that knocked out the power system
    I'm sure it's safe to say that both had something to do with the power outtage.

  3. #23
    Defender of the Faith
    ludahai's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Taichung, Taiwan - 2017 East Asian Games Candidate City
    Last Seen
    07-03-13 @ 02:22 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    10,320

    Re: Huge blast at Japan nuclear power plant

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    that is a revolting and disgusting comment reflecting the worst of cultural elitism and contempt for the historical suffering of the Japanese from the atomic bombs.
    We rarely agree, but I thought basically exactly the same thing when I read his post. I chose to ignore it...
    Semper Paratus
    Boston = City of Champions: Bruins 2011; Celtics 2008; Red Sox 2004, 2007; Patriots 2002, 2004, 2005
    Jon Huntsman for President

  4. #24
    Defender of the Faith
    ludahai's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Taichung, Taiwan - 2017 East Asian Games Candidate City
    Last Seen
    07-03-13 @ 02:22 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    10,320

    Re: Huge blast at Japan nuclear power plant

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    From what I read, when they shut down the Reactors at Fukushima, they had backup diesel generators that were supposed to provide enough power for pumping cooling water. Those were also damaged in the quake though. I guess the lesson here is to protect your backup generators better, but I'm not really sure how much you can protect stuff from an 8.9 earthquake. Seismic engineering has its limits.
    Generally, in both Japan and Taiwan, 7.0 is the standard by which buildings are built to withstand, but nuclear plants may meet more stringent requirements than that. Regardless, an 8.9 quake is nearly 100 times more powerful than a 7.0.

    Frankly, while I have long been an advocate of our fourth nuclear power plant here in Taiwan (which has seen delay after delay due to political opposition), I have to rethink my support for it as we are just as seismically active as Japan. In most of the U.S., where seismic activity is minimal, this isn't really an issue, but Taiwan faces just the sme seismic forces as Japan and there really isn't any place in either country immune from them... And as good as Taiwanese engineering is, it is second to Japan's in this regard...
    Semper Paratus
    Boston = City of Champions: Bruins 2011; Celtics 2008; Red Sox 2004, 2007; Patriots 2002, 2004, 2005
    Jon Huntsman for President

  5. #25
    wʜɪтe яussɪaи Tashah's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    ישראל אמריקה
    Last Seen
    05-12-14 @ 04:00 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    18,379

    Re: Huge blast at Japan nuclear power plant

    Japanese tweets say that 10,000 people are missing in the area of Minami-Sanriku.

    TEPCO nuclear plant incident - 20km evacuation radius from Plant 1 ordered / 10km evacuation radius from Plant 2.

    Real-time tweets are available at the link below:

    2011 Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

    אשכנזי היהודי Белый Россию

  6. #26
    Defender of the Faith
    ludahai's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Taichung, Taiwan - 2017 East Asian Games Candidate City
    Last Seen
    07-03-13 @ 02:22 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    10,320

    Re: Huge blast at Japan nuclear power plant

    Quote Originally Posted by Tashah View Post
    Japanese tweets say that 10,000 people are missing in the area of Minami-Sanriku.

    TEPCO nuclear plant incident - 20km evacuation radius from Plant 1 ordered / 10km evacuation radius from Plant 2.

    Real-time tweets are available at the link below:

    2011 Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami
    I just saw those same reports on NHK. The anchors have recovered their composure but their commentary is still quite grave talking about the nuclear plant issues.
    Semper Paratus
    Boston = City of Champions: Bruins 2011; Celtics 2008; Red Sox 2004, 2007; Patriots 2002, 2004, 2005
    Jon Huntsman for President

  7. #27
    wʜɪтe яussɪaи Tashah's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    ישראל אמריקה
    Last Seen
    05-12-14 @ 04:00 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    18,379

    Re: Huge blast at Japan nuclear power plant

    The US Geological Survey says that the Japanese archipelago has shifted 8 feet since the quake.


    אשכנזי היהודי Белый Россию

  8. #28
    Sage

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    New York
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 12:40 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    11,691

    Re: Huge blast at Japan nuclear power plant

    Moderator's Warning:
    Huge blast at Japan nuclear power plantMayor Snorkum is thread-banned. Members should take note that the thread is about the earthquake and its aftermath. It is not an opportunity to engage in politics. Other forums are available for that.

  9. #29
    Defender of the Faith
    ludahai's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Taichung, Taiwan - 2017 East Asian Games Candidate City
    Last Seen
    07-03-13 @ 02:22 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    10,320

    Re: Huge blast at Japan nuclear power plant

    Quote Originally Posted by Tashah View Post
    The US Geological Survey says that the Japanese archipelago has shifted 8 feet since the quake.

    Did it say the entire archipelago or only Honshu. The report I linked in another related thread said only Honshu.
    Semper Paratus
    Boston = City of Champions: Bruins 2011; Celtics 2008; Red Sox 2004, 2007; Patriots 2002, 2004, 2005
    Jon Huntsman for President

  10. #30
    Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Last Seen
    07-23-12 @ 03:52 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Private
    Posts
    6,763
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Huge blast at Japan nuclear power plant

    Quote Originally Posted by Tashah View Post
    The US Geological Survey says that the Japanese archipelago has shifted 8 feet since the quake.

    Wow! and holy crap! I don't know how you engineer a power plant to withstand that kind of, whether intact containment, working backup generators and the like.

    Hopefully it doesn't cause any hesitation to building new nuclear power plants...here or there. There really is no substitute for nuclear when it comes to yield and it is a green technology, baring meltdowns. Newer reactor designs eliminate meltdown risks.

Page 3 of 10 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •