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    Huge blast at Japan nuclear power plant

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    12 March 2011 Last updated at 05:24 ET
    A massive explosion has struck a Japanese nuclear power plant after Friday's devastating earthquake.
    A huge pall of smoke was seen coming from the plant at Fukushima and several workers were injured.
    Japanese officials fear a meltdown at one of the plant's reactors after radioactive material was detected outside it.
    A huge relief operation is under way after the 8.9-magnitude earthquake and tsunami, which killed more than 600.


    With everything else going on this is not good.
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    Re: Huge blast at Japan nuclear power plant

    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.
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    Re: Huge blast at Japan nuclear power plant

    They didn't design well enough.

    Better there than here. At least over there they have experience with radioactive contamination of urban centers.

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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.
    It won't have any effect at all.

    Nuclear power is dead in the USA until the nation manages to purge the government and the greens and the reds who want to do as much damage to the country as they can.

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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.
    True, but this was a major, major earthquake. Not all locations would be like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    True, but this was a major, major earthquake. Not all locations would be like that.
    California comes to mind where that would be a major consideration.
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    Re: Huge blast at Japan nuclear power plant

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    California comes to mind where that would be a major consideration.
    Well, California probably isn't the best part of the country for nuclear plants for lots of reasons. But they could do quite well in places that aren't disaster-prone.
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    Re: Huge blast at Japan nuclear power plant

    Quote Originally Posted by Mayor Snorkum View Post
    They didn't design well enough.

    Better there than here. At least over there they have experience with radioactive contamination of urban centers.
    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.
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    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.
    This might be the only time I agree with you Hay.

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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.
    You can forget it!

    This is the BP spill for nuke plants. Everytime someone lokks like they might be even thinking about suggesting nuclear power, the treehuggers are going to start screaming, "Fukushima, Fukushima!".

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