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Re: Japan
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2011, 02:00 AM »
The reactor thing is really frightening...  I mean, on a level that transcends just what's going on in Japan.

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Re: Japan
« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2011, 11:02 PM »
Sounds like the worst has happened and a reactor has ruptured...bad bad bad :-[

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Re: Japan
« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2011, 09:16 AM »
Time to call in the Super Action Battling Seizure Robots!

RE The Reactor Issue: No one should ever build anything so big and so dangerous that cannot be simply turned off. I don't understand why there is not a giant metaphorical extension cord they can't just pull out of the proverbial wall socket.

Yes, my knowledge of nuclear physics is astounding.

Seriously though, how safe is it to have a power source that you cannot control?
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Re: Japan
« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2011, 09:33 AM »
The "off switch" is the cooling water.  You can't just stop a nuclear reaction.  This could be much, much worse.  At this point, there has not been a failure of the reactor containment.  Many of the building have been destroyed, but I don't think you build to withstand a 9.0 earthquake.

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Re: Japan
« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2011, 04:38 PM »
Missile silos in the U.S. are built to withstand them I thought?  Maybe not though...  I'd just think that a nuclear plant would be similarly built but I suppose there isn't really a prep you can do for something like that.
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Re: Japan
« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2011, 04:44 PM »
Missile silos in the U.S. are built to withstand them I thought?  Maybe not though...  I'd just think that a nuclear plant would be similarly built but I suppose there isn't really a prep you can do for something like that.

I heard it was more the tsunami than the quake.  But who the hell knows.
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Re: Japan
« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2011, 05:21 PM »
Explosion @ 4th reactor   :o
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Re: Japan
« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2011, 12:26 AM »
Missile silos in the U.S. are built to withstand them I thought?  Maybe not though...  I'd just think that a nuclear plant would be similarly built but I suppose there isn't really a prep you can do for something like that.

They can handle quite a bit....but we also keep them away from major active fault lines.
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Re: Japan
« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2011, 01:18 AM »
Missile silos in the U.S. are built to withstand them I thought?  Maybe not though...  I'd just think that a nuclear plant would be similarly built but I suppose there isn't really a prep you can do for something like that.

I heard it was more the tsunami than the quake.  But who the hell knows.

It was the tsunamis that damaged the cooling systems. 

But there are concerns that the Fukushima reactor design was not as safe as it should have been.  This former GE engineer explains that because of those concerns at the Fukushima Daiichi plant he resigned his position.  Newer reactor designs have cooling systems that do not rely as much on electrical power for water pumps and heat exchangers like those used at Fukushima.  It's those systems that have failed because of damage from the tsunamis.

The bigger concern seems to be that the situation at Fukushima is getting so much worse that workers at the site are being pulled out because of the radiation danger.  Without those personnel in place to keep actively working at cooling down the reactors this crisis could approach proportions close to that of the Chernobyl disaster.
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Re: Japan
« Reply #24 on: March 16, 2011, 09:15 AM »
Whatever they are paying those 50 dudes working on-site, it's not enough. Those poor guys are fighting to save the whole damn country. Truly heroic in light of the tremendous personal risk.
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Re: Japan
« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2011, 09:32 AM »
Whatever they are paying those 50 dudes working on-site, it's not enough. Those poor guys are fighting to save the whole damn country. Truly heroic in light of the tremendous personal risk.

You're talking about a society that largely revolves around honor.  They probably aren't that concerned about the money, and if they live will likely be well taken care of.

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Re: Japan
« Reply #26 on: April 7, 2011, 11:08 AM »
Ugh, another 7.4 Magnitude quake off the coast of Miyagi this morning. What an ordeal for those poor folks.

I don't think anything over 7.0 should really be considered an "aftershock". Freaking buildings were shaking for over a minute in Tokyo.
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Re: Japan
« Reply #27 on: April 7, 2011, 11:27 AM »
Nothing like a tsunami of radioactive water to brighten your day.  :-\
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