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UPDATE: (3/12/11 8:21EST) An explosion has occurred at the Fukushima plant releasing radiation, and destroying part of the containment vessel ...





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Old 03-12-2011, 11:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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UPDATE: (3/12/11 8:21EST) An explosion has occurred at the Fukushima plant releasing radiation, and destroying part of the containment vessel wall. Residents have been move more than 12 miles from the facility.

UPDATE: (6:54 EST) Second Nuclear Plant in Japan is declaring emergency.

UPDATE: (05:18 EST) Report Radiation levels increasing around Nuclear Facility, evacuation in effect.

UPDATE: (05:14 EST) Three of the four Nuclear cores are low on coolant, radiation levels are increasing.
If the nuclear facility goes critical fallout will hit the West Coast of the US first.
The multi-core Fukushima nuclear power plant that was damaged during the 8.9 earthquake that hit today March 11th is in a melt-down potential crisis. The power plant shutdown immediately, by dropping neutron absorbing graphite rods into the reactor core. However the core stays hot for up to 48 hours after the shutdown process is initiated. The problem now is the cooling pumps have been damaged by the quake causing a reactor number 1 core and vessel overheating.
The US Air Force is flying in backup diesel water pumps to replace the electric battery pumps that will not operate for more than an eight hour period. Cooling water is not getting to the reactor core, causing a build up of steam inside the containment vessel.The other danger is a explosive hydrogen buildup. The only way to prevent an explosion is to vent the containment vessel releasing radiation into the atmosphere.


If the nuclear power plant's core were to melt down, the radiation could spread to the West coast of the United States hitting California first. If the plant does explode be sure to have plenty of bottled water and canned food. This is a multi-core power plant with four times the nuclear material of the Chernobyl power plant.


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Wow this is pretty serious!
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it is and lets hope they get it under control
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I hope they get it under control, and sorry for the rant, but I'm really
tired of us helping other countries who never help us w/ we need it.
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The issue is SERIOUS in Japan, and I feel for those that have been effected by this, BUT this just points out something I cannot stand with 24/hr news....How in turn it could, possible, with all the stars lined up effect us, lets spend 10 hours talking about this, raise fears of those not smart enought to reason for themselves. Must we turn everything into how it will effect us, lets instead of focus on how it might effect us, and provide the needed support.
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Originally Posted by 08PILOT View Post
I hope they get it under control, and sorry for the rant, but I'm really
tired of us helping other countries who never help us w/ we need it.
Yeah preach it yo.

I was reading the other day that we are 1.2 trillion+ dollars in debt. 60 billion of that money is diabursed for assistance to other countries.
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Originally Posted by dietz4ibanez View Post
Yeah preach it yo.

I was reading the other day that we are 1.2 trillion+ dollars in debt. 60 billion of that money is diabursed for assistance to other countries.
Of our trillions in debt we have (which comes from people voting party lines instead of what is right for this country)...Japan holds 877billion of this money...I would say they have helped us out plenty over the years...

Just saying....

If you did a poll on the streets, and asked people what they thought about our debt, they would say we need to reduce it.....Everyone agrees with this.

But nobody wants fair taxes. 45% of the people that live in this country will not pay any income tax, and in fact of that 45%, over half will get MORE money then they paid into the system.

Nobody wants programs that drain our money cut.....Its all reduce the debt, just do not touch those things I want.

We are the titantic, the iceberg has been seen, collision sounded, but we cannot move fast enough to steer clear and will eventually run right into it.
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Honestly the best way for our Debt to be remedied at this point is a worldwide Jubilee. But I don't think that will happen... I would agree that we need to be there for Japan. This may help us in a vast way reduce some our debt to them. This may be wishful thinking but I guess its worth the thought.
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