Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant - another Chernobyl?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by benwm, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. benwm


    # Japan trade ministry says pressure inside Fukushima reactor may have risen to 2.1 time designed capacity Fri, 20:13 11-03-2011

    Nuclear physicist Dr Walt Patterson tells the BBC it sounds like there is a “serious problem” at the Fukushima-Daiichi plant. “It’s the sort of thing that nuclear engineers have nightmares about,” he says. “If it is not resolved in the next few hours it will get serious. If the core is uncovered, then those rods at the top may get hot enough to melt themselves.”
  2. benwm


    "The process of cooling the reactor is not going as planned"

    James Acton, a physicist who examined Japan's Kashiwazaki nuclear plant after a 2007 earthquake, told CNN that Japanese authorities are in race to cool down the Fukushima reactor.If they can't restore power to the plant (and cool the reactor), then there's the possibility of some sort of core meltdown," he said.

  3. so being that japan is a relatively small island does a meltdown render the whole place hazardous?

  4. How about a reference. I googled it and got you.
  5. benwm


    Japan PM Kan increases evacuation area from nuclear plant to 10KM from 3Km prior - nuclear safety regulators say radiation level is increasing, now eight times normal levels

    (got this from a news service I subscribe to)
  6. The japanese are immune to radiation after world war II.
  7. benwm


    Follow Up 16:42ET: Radiation levels now nearly 1,000 times the normal levels at the plant - Japanese press citing safety regulators.

    Holy shit.
  8. wow!
  9. benwm


    this is growing faster than Ben Bernanke's printing press
    #10     Mar 11, 2011