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    Re: Huge blast at Japan nuclear power plant

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    LOL, that's what you take from all of this?
    yeah pretty much.

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    Re: Huge blast at Japan nuclear power plant

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Is it just where the nuclear power plant was or is it a much wider area that can not be rebuilt on after a meltdown?
    New nuclear fuel can be handled without danger. But once installed in a reactor and used for a short time, it is VERY radioactive, and has to be kept in the core or in storage UNDER WATER, in deep tanks. If it melts down into a big glob, removing it would be difficult. It would depend on the severity of the meltdown. Three Mile Island had to be decommissioned and abandoned in place. The remaining reactor at the site is still operating, I think...
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    Re: Huge blast at Japan nuclear power plant

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    New nuclear fuel can be handled without danger. But once installed in a reactor and used for a short time, it is VERY radioactive, and has to be kept in the core or in storage UNDER WATER, in deep tanks. If it melts down into a big glob, removing it would be difficult. It would depend on the severity of the meltdown. Three Mile Island had to be decommissioned and abandoned in place. The remaining reactor at the site is still operating, I think...
    But there is only a very small area around Three Mile Island that is prohibited to live. It did not have a full meltdown. Chernobyl, on the other hand, has like a 30 km radius area around it which is completely uninhabitable due to its full meltdown and subsequent contamination of the surrounding area.

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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 was just thinking the same thing. President Jug Ears is likely giddy too, just as the Gulf oil spill gave him reason to ban deep water drilling, the Jap's catastrophe will be Bammy's opportunity. Wind and Sun, as efficient as a horse and buggy.

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    Re: Huge blast at Japan nuclear power plant

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    But there is only a very small area around Three Mile Island that is prohibited to live. It did not have a full meltdown. Chernobyl, on the other hand, has like a 30 km radius area around it which is completely uninhabitable due to its full meltdown and subsequent contamination of the surrounding area.
    I don't that part about TMI is true...to my knowledge, there was no contamination requiring any land to be abandoned....
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    Re: Huge blast at Japan nuclear power plant

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Gein View Post
    I was just thinking the same thing. President Jug Ears is likely giddy too, just as the Gulf oil spill gave him reason to ban deep water drilling, the Jap's catastrophe will be Bammy's opportunity. Wind and Sun, as efficient as a horse and buggy.
    which jug ears, Bush or Obama?

    We need the oil, evidence of that is our continued sucking up to the Saudis.
    Until we learn to get by on less oil, our presidents will continue to be seen bowing and scraping in front of the Saudi Royal Family.....
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    Re: Huge blast at Japan nuclear power plant

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    I don't that part about TMI is true...to my knowledge, there was no contamination requiring any land to be abandoned....
    Ok, I think you are right. I wasn't sure, so I threw it in there that there was a small area uninhabitable. Shame on me. I did a quick web search and found nothing. Seems there is still activism and active monitoring, but no exclusionary zone.

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    Re: Huge blast at Japan nuclear power plant

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    Ok, I think you are right. I wasn't sure, so I threw it in there that there was a small area uninhabitable. Shame on me. I did a quick web search and found nothing. Seems there is still activism and active monitoring, but no exclusionary zone.
    You are thinking of Love Canal, maybe.- Love Canal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: Huge blast at Japan nuclear power plant

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Gein View Post
    You are thinking of Love Canal, maybe.- Love Canal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    The chemical industry has has a free ride for a long time. Back when we had lots of protests against nuclear power, the chemical companies were polluting like they had a right to do it....
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    Re: Huge blast at Japan nuclear power plant

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Gein View Post
    You are thinking of Love Canal, maybe.- Love Canal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Yeah, that was probably it. Here's the other site I am really enthusiastic about: Hanford Site - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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