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Thread: Fukushima Continues to Spew its Darkness

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    Re: Fukushima Continues to Spew its Darkness

    Quote Originally Posted by Oozlefinch View Post
    That's only because you can't sue an earthquake.
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    Re: Fukushima Continues to Spew its Darkness

    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    They could depending on the scale of the incident. A single reactor accident if nothing else was involved would not, however when other aspects are involved it has the potential. Many facilities now have multiple (5+) reactors as well as large stockpiles of spend fuel on premises. The real risk now at the Fukushima complex is the spent fuel losing cooling containment and catching fire. Some estimates show that if this were to occur and catch all the stored fuel on premises on fire that it would put enough radiation into the air that it would contaminate the entire northern hemisphere to the point it would no longer be safe for human habitation (without serious health risks).

    The Chernobyl facility had 4 reactors with 2 more under construction. Only one of the reactors melting down contaminated thousands of square miles with radioactive particles. Even today parts as far away as the UK, farmland and crops continue to be monitored to insure radiation levels pose no serious risk to those consuming crops planted in the region.

    Imagine a multi reactor complex with large amounts of stored fuel on premise being struck by a 1km asteroid or some other major event. It could have devastating affects even on a global scale. Sure the odds are almost nil but the threat is still there.
    It just doesn't work that way. There is a bigger chance of having multiple large volcanoes erupting at the same time (which would be much more devastating) than the scenario you describe. I don't have to imagine how that would look because I know how nuclear power actually works, in depth and how statistics work.

    Plus, there is life within the Chernobyl zones, a lot of it. Just because humans may not survive a large nuclear accident, doesn't mean other things won't. And much of the radiation actually decays very quickly, much more quickly than a thousand years or more. It's called "adaptation".
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    Re: Fukushima Continues to Spew its Darkness

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    It just doesn't work that way. There is a bigger chance of having multiple large volcanoes erupting at the same time (which would be much more devastating) than the scenario you describe. I don't have to imagine how that would look because I know how nuclear power actually works, in depth and how statistics work.

    Plus, there is life within the Chernobyl zones, a lot of it. Just because humans may not survive a large nuclear accident, doesn't mean other things won't. And much of the radiation actually decays very quickly, much more quickly than a thousand years or more. It's called "adaptation".
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    Re: Fukushima Continues to Spew its Darkness

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    It just doesn't work that way. There is a bigger chance of having multiple large volcanoes erupting at the same time (which would be much more devastating) than the scenario you describe. I don't have to imagine how that would look because I know how nuclear power actually works, in depth and how statistics work.

    Plus, there is life within the Chernobyl zones, a lot of it. Just because humans may not survive a large nuclear accident, doesn't mean other things won't. And much of the radiation actually decays very quickly, much more quickly than a thousand years or more. It's called "adaptation".

    As a human being, I would prefer to choose to adapt not be forced to adapt. I don't question survival, only the arrogance that threatens my survival to make a crass commercial profit. There's lots of sunshine out there. Don't need nukes.

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    Re: Fukushima Continues to Spew its Darkness

    Nice little update on Fukushima. There is no question that daily contamination of the Ocean is at least 300 tons and may be as high as 1000 tons. Don't eat fish from the Pacific. That would be an over reaction today, but perhaps not tomorrow. Every Nuclear Reactor is located on a major water source because of the massive cooling needs. The Mainstream Media is not doing their job informing the citizens of the truth of the seriousness of this incident and the same potential for disaster throughout this gov't subsidized industry. We don't need nukes as long as the sun shines.

    Experts Fear Fukushima Leaks Sending Radioactive Water Into the Pacific - Truthdig

    "About 1,000 tons of underground water from the mountains flows into the plant compound each day, of which 400 tons seep into the reactor and turbine basements and get contaminated. The remaining 600 avoids that area, but at least half of it is believed to eventually come in contact with contamination elsewhere before entering the sea, according to an estimate by Japan’s Agency for Natural Resources and Energy."

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