Will World Nuclear Plants be stopped by 3/11 Japan Tragedy?

Discussion in 'Wall St. News' started by bearice, Mar 17, 2011.

Will World nuclear plants be stopped by 3/11 Japan tragedy?

  1. Yes

    2 vote(s)
  2. No

    25 vote(s)
  1. Gundersen: But the nasty isotopes — the cesium and strontium will remain for 30 years. And they’re volatile. Within 90 days, the iodine health risks will disappear, because that will decay away.

    After Three Mile Island, strontium was detected 150 miles away from the reactor. That ends up in cow’s milk and doesn’t go away for 300 years. The releases from these plants will last for a year, and will contain elements that will remain in the environment for 300 years, even in the best case.


    Chernobyl reactor had 190 tonnes of uranium. Japan has 6 reactors with 100 tonnes each/ 600 tonnes. 100 nukes is just 10 tonnes, if that.

    Reactors contain years worth of uranium fuel. Nuclear bombs contain a lot of nuclear fuel too but it's almost entirely consumed in producing the explosion, bomb fallout is actually stuff like bomb casing material and dirt and building debris that is irradiated by the gamma wave blast. It's pretty radiaoactive for a while but is gone after a few months. A nuclear reactor meltdown wouldn't consume the nuclear fuel, so the area around it would be poisoned for centuries by a large amount of long half-life radioactive material.


    600,000 spent fuel rods Fukushima Daiichi plant contains

    The Fukushima Daiichi plant has seven pools dedicated to spent fuel rods. These are located at the top of six reactor buildings – or were until explosions and fires ravaged the plant. On the ground level there is a common pool in a separate building that was critical damaged by the tsunami. Each reactor building pool holds 3,450 fuel rod assemblies and the common pool holds 6,291 fuel rod assemblies. Each assembly holds sixty-three fuel rods. In short, the Fukushima Daiichi plant contains over 600,000 spent fuel rods – a massive amount of radiation that will soon be released into the atmosphere.


    2 days back somebody had said to me there has been a underground explosion. Nuclear weapons are stored underground. There is a possibility that a nuclear bomb has exploded in Japan. Maybe somebody is hiding some information.

    Maybe Japan was developing nuclear weapons secretly. Good possibility. But the USA brings nuclear weapons into port... secretly, or at least with secret permission from the Japanese government

    Nuclear power plants are for creation/growth whereas Nuclear weapons are for destruction. Now if creation causes destruction then shut down all nuclear power plants.

    Nuclear energy/power is the most destructive creation of mankind. Why do humans play with nuclear energy? There will be no more new nuclear power plants.

    Reduce electricity consumption by 50%. Use wood fire to roast meat. Roasted meat is the best. When you use wood fire to cook food, the ash is rich with nutrients and provides the best fertilizer for trees and plants. This will cut nuclear power and coal produced electricity by 50%.

    31 USA reactors are similar in design to ones failing in Japan. USA has nearly 100 nuclear reactors.

    The very word Tsunami is Japanese. The history of Japan is Tsunami. Yet every single redundant back up has failed after a Tsunami. How's that for perspective?

    When Chernobyl exploded 100 000 people got cancer all over Europe and Russia over the next 10 years.

    As for Chernobyl, facts are this:

    * For the 14 years since the disaster 300,000 died in Ukraine alone from the radiation sickness

    * The releases contaminated an estimated 17 million people to some degree.

    * 143,000 people have been evacuated from contaminated areas of Ukraine

    * 600,000 people took part in liquidating effects of the disaster, 100,000 of which already died or are now handicapped

    * Cases of leucosis and thyroid cancer exceed average by 2 and 5 times correspondingly among the Chernobyl victims.

    * There are 1.8 million people residing on the territories of Ukraine, Russia, and Belarus, which are still defined as contaminated

    I read articles about nuclear waste storage problems in France (80% of their power is from nukes).

    Why not just use coal? I have nothing against nuclear power but why bother when we have so much coal available?

    I am convinced even if we had the world's largest supply of oil easily obtainable we would try and find something else to use.


    Do you believe investors will walk away from new nuclear plants in US due to fallout from 3/11 tragedy in Japan?

    Ranking Member Markey on Nuclear power plants near fault lines



    The ongoing nuclear accident at the Japanese central Fukushima reached level 6 gravity on the international level that are 7, said today the president of the Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN), Andre-Claude Lacoste.
    Level 7 has been reached only once in the world


    China halts new nuclear build as Japan crisis worsens

    China has become the latest country to suspend its nuclear programme in response to the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima nuclear plant, announcing that new projects will not be approved until improved safety rules are ready.

    China has 25 new plants under construction as part of plans to expand its nuclear capacity from 10.8GW to 86GW by 2020.

    But the State Council issued a statement today confirming it would indefinitely suspend safety approvals for new plants until new safety rules are in place, and step up inspections on existing plants. However, it gave no indication on when improved safety rules would be in place.

    India and South Korea have already put the brakes on new nuclear build programmes for safety reasons, while in Europe, Switzerland and Germany are reassessing their nuclear plans as the situation continues to worsen in Japan.

  2. Why do you keep posting these threads in Wall St. News? Are the mods asleep this week?
  3. World nuclear plants stocks are listed on world stock exchanges. I think all Japan nuclear plants stocks have fell some 20%. World nuclear power plants business in many multi-billions dollars worth.
  4. China has already stopped all construction of new nuclear plants pending inspections. That's 40% of world current nuclear plant production.
  5. India’s Parliament erupted in outrage on Thursday over a report of an American diplomatic cable that described insiders in the governing Congress Party showing off chests of money and boasting of paying bribes to wavering lawmakers to secure passage of a critical 2008 vote on a landmark civilian nuclear deal between India and the United States.

  6. AK100


    Folks, the only alternative to non-nuclear power is rolling blackouts in the future.

    The world's population is booming at alarming levels, and everyone wants power so where's it all going to come from? Coal, oil, gas, they will continue to play a massive role but remember if you don't have those then you rely on other countries so nuclear is as much about protecting a country's power supply as anything.

    For example, the UK currently imports much of its coal from Morocco or Algeria (can't remember which one) . Does the UK want to reply on those countries to secure a large % of its energy use?

    Plus another thing to realise about the threat of nuclear and how many people it can and has killed - how many are killed each year in the coal/gas/oil industries...........
  7. Reduce electricity consumption by 50%. This will cut nuclear power and coal produced electricity by 50%.
  8. AK100


    A novel idea I'll grant you that. But to think the western populations are going to reduce their consumption by 50% is crazy. You might, the fella down the road might, but 95% of the population won't.

    Anyway, assume they do, the 50% slack will soon be taken up by the developing world so we're right back to square one - nuclear is the only option for many countries. Anyone who thinks otherwise is a moron and I would't listen to a word they say.
  9. If human beings do not reduce/cull population (useless people) then Angry Mother Nature will definately reduce population.

    When human beings become useless, God takes over. That is the ultimate. Japan Earthquake is the beginning........
  10. Everybody (all countries) can easily reduce electricity consumption by 50%.

    Think of good old days. I can write/suggestions but I need world people to use their rusted brains.
    #10     Mar 18, 2011