Attempt To Pour Concrete On Fukushima Pit Crack Generating 1 Sievert/Hour Fails; New Unmanned Drone Photos Of Reactors

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Sat, 04/02/2011 - 12:56 | 1127977 Reese Bobby
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Six Sigma!

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 13:20 | 1128035 CPL
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Probably even ISO certifications on top of it all.


Ain't ceritifcations grand...

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 13:51 | 1128107 prophet
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I thought the following was worthy of reposting up here.

by prophet
on Fri, 04/01/2011 - 21:10


I found this description of the accident progression by Areva to be informative:

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 15:51 | 1128346 the mad hatter
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Why dont they just throw concrete thats a little dryer than normal into the pit and have the leaking water help cure it?

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 17:36 | 1128519 Mentaliusanything
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Concrete is poured under water often using the "tramie method"

Concrete requires water for hydration and the curing of concrete is accelerated in steam (Steam curing)

Lies, damn lies and disinformation.

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 17:44 | 1128534 malikai
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Is it possible they have to use a special type of concrete for this application? It's a high radiation and temperature environment, of course. Maybe the special concrete doesn't like lots of radioactive water?

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 18:29 | 1128639 Hedge Jobs
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i dont know of any type of concrete that will set in water. maybe they can try to add some corn flour to thicken it up abit like when your gravy is too runny?

so, has "operation extension cord" officially failed yet or is this still ongoing? haven heard much about it but this new "operation pour contrete into water" doesnt seem be going too well either

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 19:09 | 1128725 Blankman
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There are certain types of cement, types of additives and proper placing procedures that will allow you to place concrete directly into water. the concrete displaces the water and will set up, what I am not sure of is how the extreme heats will affect the curing of the concrete.

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 21:03 | 1128921 BigJim
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Maybe concrete doesn't set very well in a 1 sievert per hour environment?

Sun, 04/03/2011 - 09:43 | 1129606 BorisTheBlade
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There is a cement that sets in water, otherwise how the bridges would be built, i.e:

However, TEPCO reserved to the less orthodox measures in order to stop radioactive water from leaking into the ocean:

The utility known as TEPCO deployed the absorbent called ''water gel bag,'' which contains polymeric materials used for diapers, as its efforts to encase the pit's fracture in concrete failed on Saturday.

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 23:20 | 1129127 Millivanilli
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 A 58 34 plenary mix with a boron sub should fit the bill.

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 21:27 | 1128964 StychoKiller
Sat, 04/02/2011 - 16:31 | 1128409 Triggernometry
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Funny, I just got certified as an ISO Lead Auditor last week.

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 13:40 | 1128076 Ident 7777 economy
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I'll see your Six Sigma and raise you one TQM (Total Quality Management) ...

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 12:58 | 1127983 digalert
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I didn't know Japan had a drug problem...

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 13:24 | 1128041 trav7777
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maybe they hope to encase it in blacks

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 13:33 | 1128057 chumbawamba
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They can encase it in your ego.  Nothing would penetrate.  Not even humility.

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 13:49 | 1128103 tmosley
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I think that is the plan.  In order to do that, they are going to release information that there are no black people there.  He'll be there in a few hours.  

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 14:24 | 1128173 chumbawamba
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His magical powers of arrogance will enwrap the entire complex in an envelope of Awesomeness and prevent any further radiation leaks.  Not only that, but it will create a vacuum like force that will suck back all escaped radiation and decontaminate the countryside.

Problem solved, bitches.  We're saved.

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 14:34 | 1128185 FullFaithAndCretin
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Sorry, who are you again?

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 17:39 | 1128525 trav7777
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In order to do that, they are going to release information that there are no black people there

Oh man I NEVER would have guessed by the almost total lack of violent crime and abundance of high technology, ordered society, and scholastic achievement!

Thanks for the tip bruh!

Sun, 04/03/2011 - 00:39 | 1129027 i-dog
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Touché! Your round, I think. (For that, I'm almost tempted to unjunk your initial comment :)

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 17:24 | 1128500 trav7777
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you can barely get a single junk anymore, hasbeen...

peep my skillz beyotch

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 18:49 | 1128688 chumbawamba
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I'm being called a has been by a never was.


Sat, 04/02/2011 - 20:57 | 1128908 trav7777
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it ain't my fault you can't get noticed anymore man...I got 40 junks on that post; that is champagne trolling.

Your jealousy is unbecoming; time marches on.  You're like a woman who doesn't yet realize she can no longer trade on her looks.  I thought you knew.

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 22:57 | 1129105 chumbawamba
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Actually, allow me to extend your analogy:

You're like my less attractive, heavy-set friend who I bring along with me to bars so that I stand out.  Now that I've gone home with a nice fuck, you stand out.  Except, people notice that you're still less attractive and heavy-set, so you go home alone.

You'll never be what I was and am.  I'll let you pretend and try, but once you've exhausted yourself, trying to turn every cheap trick in the book, I'll come in for the final blow and demonstrate once and for all that you're merely a cheap facsimile.

I am Chumbawamba.

Sun, 04/03/2011 - 00:07 | 1129182 traderjoe
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I was right there with ya until the cheap facsimile part. Aren't you a cheap fax of the 'real' chumbawumba? Not that I care...just pointing it out.

Sun, 04/03/2011 - 03:27 | 1129387 chumbawamba
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No, he's literally a cheap facsimile.

Everytime he says "anything, bitches", he's mimicking me.  I'm the one that first started that now tired trend.  It was my wake up call to everyone to get with the program.


Trav always says it like he's a wuss.  Cuz he is.

I am Chumbawamba.

Sun, 04/03/2011 - 10:32 | 1129646 traderjoe
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Fair enough. I'll butt back out now.

Sun, 04/03/2011 - 14:39 | 1130074 trav7777
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your jealousy is should fade away gracefully.

Nobody wants to be you.  You're not being imitated; you've been superseded.

I'm sure there's enough room for you to be part of my supporting cast.

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 14:34 | 1128186 Weimar Ben Bernanke
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Man fuck you, you piece of ignorant shit! I am black and I am in college with a four year scholarship with a major in Podiatric medicine.  in Saint Francis College in Brooklyn. I guest that just does not compute on your brain that there are some blacs who are just as smart as whites. I guess you think all blacks watch BET.You just love to generalize that all blacks are not equal to white intelligence. Man just shut the fuck up with your hatred of blacks race has nothing to do with this disaster in Japan.

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 14:46 | 1128202 FullFaithAndCretin
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You spelt 'black' wrong.

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 14:54 | 1128212 avonaltendorf
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Grammar and sentence construction need work, too. Is podiatric medicine for feet?

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 19:32 | 1128763 bob_dabolina
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Saint Francis College in Brooklyn is the new killing it.


Sat, 04/02/2011 - 15:02 | 1128229 EscapeKey
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Actually, if his post is anything to go by, it indeed is proof that "black intelligence" is not equal to that of white. It's superior.

/Still amazed idiots in this day and age believe in racist nonsense.

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 17:35 | 1128515 trav7777
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blacks are more racist by far than whites.  commit more hate crimes too.  Ballers like Jalen Rose can call Grant Hill an uncle tom; they're even racist against their own, nevermind against players like Peyton Hillis, who got racial taunts in every game he played.  Throw in some "beat whitey nights" and random racial mayhem to go with the 54% of homicides, rapes, and robberies annually...

If black intelligence is superior, I'd like to know why they lacked the written word and any mechanical devices until being oppressed with them by arabs or the chinese.

No time for your whitey guilt, IQ and Wealth of Nations or any of the dozens of IQ studies.  It's all right there if you aren't too scared to look.

What amazes me is that on a site with supposed "freethinkers," some subjects like this evoke classic pavlovian responses and political correctness cloture along with the classic "YOU RAYCIS"!!!

You bend yourselves into knots to accept a dogma that is unsupported by both facts and common sense.  In fact, the only thing the racial myths have supporting them is propaganda from hollywood and a heaping dose of Orwellian dissent suppression (which you participate in). 

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 19:40 | 1128773 bob_dabolina
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Blacks are wayyyy superior to whites. Just looks at the numbers, they beat whites in every category:

-Sexually Transmitted diseases



-Violent crime

-Fatherless Children

-High School drop out rates

-College drop out rates

-Loan defaults

-Food stamp participation

Clearly outperformers.

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 21:05 | 1128924 trav7777
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Bob, I never in my life would have seen this post coming from you of all people LOL.  All these hate facts,  you rayciss

You forgot rapes and low graduation rates (even at HBCUs).  I particularly marvel at the ratio of black to white rapes vs white to's a ratio of infinity.  Statistically, there was not even ONE rape by a white man of a black woman in the latest reporting year (resolution is 0-10).  Tens of thousands of the opposite.  Also add drug usage, welfare and SSI fraud, riots, looting, incarceration rates, arrest rates, lower FICO scores (those raycis computers), increased red light and speeding camera ticket rates (raycis computers again).

All these things are surely the fault of white people though

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 21:29 | 1128966 dasein211
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No but nuclear power is. And white people invented bio warfare too(just ask native Americans and all the folks that got plague ridden bodies thrown at them during the black death). And how bouts the inquisition? Please I could go through and name all kinds of shit white people do thats just as fucked up as the next race. And when you fuckers invent something you slam it through without any thought as to how might affect the future. And now you are becoming the fat, lazy weak willed slobs. I work with tons of white people and they don't know shit from anything. They all know whats happening on American idol but don't know fuck about the constitution. Or civil liberties. I'll hire an immigrant over some lazy ass white slob anyday- and so will the majority of corporations. White people were on the top of the hill.... But we'll write that book again in the future and see who's got the most murders and rapes. It's a function of poverty level and not race asshole. Just look at Bosnia and the old soviet republics. There are assholes in any situation. And I don't recall any minority country that ever made factories dedicated to wholesale slaughter. Only white people have woken up in the morning kiss their wife and kids goodbye and go to work a a gas factory. And if you studied genetic variation at all you'd realize that genetic purity is a fuckin disaster recipe- just ask the Quakers asshole.

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 22:14 | 1129035 chumbawamba
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Haha!  You are about as nigger as they come.

I don't doubt for a moment that you are wrong, Trav, because as you say, you are always right.  But let's see some sources.

Sun, 04/03/2011 - 14:40 | 1130079 trav7777
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for which one?

for black vs white graduation rates, you can use google, very easily.

For crime rates, BJS keeps data; bear in mind they conflate hispanics and whites.  NYC makes a distinction.

Pick one you want sourced, and will grab you a cite.  The disease rates are from CDC, hate crimes and interracial violence are kept by DOJ/BJS. 

don't act like the data is hiding from you- you are hiding from it.

Sun, 04/03/2011 - 00:17 | 1129197 TerraHertz
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You forgot rap 'music'. Which all by itself convinces me.

Sun, 04/03/2011 - 12:19 | 1129794 Diogenes
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Well at least rap gives the lie to the old stereotype of all  black people having rhythm and musical talent.

Sun, 04/03/2011 - 02:17 | 1129338 bob_dabolina
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trav7777 -

It's refreshing to agree with you.

Sun, 04/03/2011 - 08:30 | 1129550 equity_momo
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what amazes me is that on a site with supposed "freethinkers," some subjects like this evoke classic pavlovian responses and political correctness cloture along with the classic "YOU RAYCIS"!!!

Thats a good point. Post-war Western society has created a jail for the mind. There should be no subjects classified as taboo.  Political correctness was/is more dangerous for society than the atomic bomb.

Open debate should be encouraged no matter how seemingly abhorrent the thesis. 

Generally , people are just afraid and too insecure to step into an arena where there are no limits. They are afraid it will challenge their inbuilt beliefs and then they have to question who they are. Most people dont want to question anything.

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 15:21 | 1128268 themiestro
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If in fact you are, that is the exact reaction he was looking for..... no pun intended for using reaction, or relating it to your meltdown either.

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 17:34 | 1128517 trav7777
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nigga, pleeze

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 14:56 | 1128218 Eally Ucked
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Oh well, after two days you decided to go your old way, that's ok.

I just hope in your real life you are not such an asshole! I even wonder what is prompting you to post garbage "joke" like that anyway, maybe Chumba is right - your hurt ego. 

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 17:41 | 1128528 trav7777
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you people are so mindfucked you cannot even laugh at what was a pretty good comedic fodder troll

Sun, 04/03/2011 - 04:35 | 1129409 Yen Cross
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Your gamma face would be a fitting shield.

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