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    Re: Huge blast at Japan nuclear power plant

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    Huge blast at Japan nuclear power plantI will make one other note: No one should use this catastrophe as an excuse to trivialize the suffering of Japan's people--past or present--or to otherwise denigrate them. Such conduct is not acceptable and it will be infracted without exception.

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    Re: Huge blast at Japan nuclear power plant

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    This is terrible. As a side issue for us here, I wonder what impact it will have on nuclear power in the USA? It certainly cannot help win over more converts to nuclear power.
    I think stuff like this only reaffirms why a lot of people do not want nuclear power plants. I am one of those people.If a nuclear power plant has a meltdown we get another Chernobyl disaster. If a coal power plant explodes we just get now power for a while and a plant to replace.
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    Re: Huge blast at Japan nuclear power plant

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I think stuff like this only reaffirms why a lot of people do not want nuclear power plants. I am one of those people.If a nuclear power plant has a meltdown we get another Chernobyl disaster. If a coal power plant explodes we just get now power for a while and a plant to replace.
    These plants are designed much differently than Chernobyl. The TEPCO nuclear cores are now being flooded/cooled with seawater. According to the Japanese nuclear agency, radiation levels are decreasing. At their peak, ambiant levels were equivalent to the exposure an average person experiences during the course of a normal year. Elevated, but no adverse physiological/biological harm is anticipated.

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    Re: Huge blast at Japan nuclear power plant

    It's pretty irritating how people are calling it a "serious design flaw" just because the plant didn't absorb the biggest earthquake in Japan's history without any problems. Enough force was unleashed to move the entire island eight feet. Things built by man can only withstand so much.

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I think stuff like this only reaffirms why a lot of people do not want nuclear power plants. I am one of those people.If a nuclear power plant has a meltdown we get another Chernobyl disaster. If a coal power plant explodes we just get now power for a while and a plant to replace.
    Another Chernobyl is physically impossible with modern reactor designs.

    Nuclear power is incredibly safe. At the end of this situation, maybe people will start to see that.
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    Re: Huge blast at Japan nuclear power plant

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    It's pretty irritating how people are calling it a "serious design flaw" just because the plant didn't absorb the biggest earthquake in Japan's history without any problems. Enough force was unleashed to move the entire island eight feet. Things built by man can only withstand so much.
    This statement is a pretty clear window into the japanese attitude about life.

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    Re: Huge blast at Japan nuclear power plant

    Explosion did not occur at reactor, new cooling operation begins | Kyodo News

    Japanese authorities have confirmed there was an explosion at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant Saturday afternoon but said it did not occur at its troubled No. 1 reactor, brushing off concerns that the quake-triggered problem could develop into a catastrophe.

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    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.
    This situation is more Three Mile Island than Chernobyl. Relax people, nobody was harmed by Three Mile Island.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Huge blast at Japan nuclear power plant

    From the 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.
    So the emergency cooling system has completely broken down. This is horrible news.

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    Re: Huge blast at Japan nuclear power plant

    Quote Originally Posted by Tashah View Post
    These plants are designed much differently than Chernobyl. The TEPCO nuclear cores are now being flooded/cooled with seawater. According to the Japanese nuclear agency, radiation levels are decreasing. At their peak, ambiant levels were equivalent to the exposure an average person experiences during the course of a normal year. Elevated, but no adverse physiological/biological harm is anticipated.
    So is this the worst that can happen to a nuclear power plant today if there is a meltdown?
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Huge blast at Japan nuclear power plant

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post

    Another Chernobyl is physically impossible with modern reactor designs.
    So a nuclear meltdown or explosion wouldn't contaminate a large area?

    Nuclear power is incredibly safe. At the end of this situation, maybe people will start to see that.
    Would a meltdown at a nuclear power plant today be any different than the one in Chernobyl?
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Huge blast at Japan nuclear power plant

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I think stuff like this only reaffirms why a lot of people do not want nuclear power plants. I am one of those people.If a nuclear power plant has a meltdown we get another Chernobyl disaster. If a coal power plant explodes we just get now power for a while and a plant to replace.
    Our plants, and most free world plants, are built inside concrete domes, or containments.....
    Coal fired plants emit more radioactive crap into the air than a typical nuclear power plant.
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