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Games, it's all seemingly a horrible game all around this 10 unit nuclear site - and in top level international planning and disaster co-ordination... 5 days for "Operation Extension Cord" et al :( Bless the innocent
HOLY MOSES!!! 3 reactors now confirmed breached!!
WHOOPS! They must have lost that in translation!!
the good news is that the source (Kyodo) that fiatsfire cites does not confirm a breach. Only the possibility and more investigation needed.
Just to keep radiation exposure in perspective:
Apologies for jumping into the chain here, but there is an excellent blog on Reuters that's providing an update of events.
It's clear the situation is pretty dire, and the narrative that the things are "under control" is patently false. The best case scenario is massive economic damage to the country.
sorry, they're putting the blog on hold
Homer Simpson REALLY IS the face of nuclear safety and management. These silly fuckers managing the repairs at the reactors can't even send in guys with knee high boots or hip boots, something that should have been done when doing repairs in water in any non-nuclear area, so its something that especially should have been done in a radiation situation.
No, they send in 3 contractors with ankle high boots, aka shoes and apparently no radiation monitoring devices to work in pools of radioactive water. This shows they haven't even done a radioactive survey of the areas of the plant site. So it turns out the water was 10,000 times more radioactive than "normal reactor water" and the workers received radiation burns on their feet and legs.
Management must think "we can't be liable if we didn't know" and they apparently plan on trying very very hard to know nothing for as long as possible.
Homer Simpson is real and is managing operations director of all nuclear plants in Japan.
Radiation, breachez! Evacuate Nikkei 9000s!
Did I just get promoted in Japan! Woo-hoo!
Hey - do you still want the rest of that donut?
No need to move to Japan.
TEPCO may be coming to Texas.
Greg Palast was an excellent investigative reporter. He went into a downward spiral at one time. The above link seems to be the kind of reporting that I admired.
We have a saying in the nukular power community: you can only rise to the level of your own incompetence.
Hence my name, Max Power.
Here we have the most technologically advanced nation, and they send in workers wearing duct tape and plastic bags. WTF?
Where the F are the robots? They make robots for damn near everything, why not for this?
Radiation kills robots too, and fast. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zx739LOE8U
Bio-Robots needed, volunteers?
They are too busy killing brown people in other hotspots.
That would be a waste of valuable resources. It's what they do, that tells you the real story.
Had the supposedly most technically advanced nation.....
More at 7.
WHOA! Passengers in China now treated with severe radiation levels!
Ladies and Gentlemen,
North America is facing a major decision in the next few days and weeks.
.....How many Japanese immigrants do we allow into North America should Fukashima be declared a National Disaster?
All of them. Intelligent, civil, industrious.
Egypt should make a play for them. Could be a very productive move on everyone's part.
How bout Mexico! Be a good fit, and positive for both cultures..
Got lots of empty houses need taking care of,Communities to be reinvigorated,
And in exchange, Japan can forgive us our debt they hold
It's easy to imagine that if things worsen to say a 100km exclusion zone, 30 <i>million</i> or so people will need to relocate. So when you say "all of them", I think you should consider what that might mean. We would certainly no longer have a surplus of housing. And what if Tokyo can no longer be inhabited? That makes it 50 or 60 million.
Cat looks like I am headed for defeat with our wager -
You may win mine though as the rate is above 5% still which was my call.
I assure you it's a bet I would be more than happy to lose.
Six days to go but today and tomorrow the winds are still heading inland. No chance to vent off pressure/hydrogen.
Let's keep our fingers crossed.
TEPCO FINDS POOLED WATER AT ALL FOUR TROUBLED REACTORS: KYODO
Pooled water in the water pools? Inconceivable.Or could it be some unknown heat source melted the snow? Or maybe it has something to do with all the firetrucks?
No, water draining from the cores themselves.
Pooled water means that something within the containment dome has let loose. It's not likely to be the pressure vessel so that leaves the feedwater pipes. Ugh. That has always been the nightmare for nuclear designers - the unsprung mass of the pressure vessel and the brittleness of the coolant pipes. If they break leak it's impossible to cool the core until it melts through the bottom of the pressure vessel.
"30 Km" might be a zero shy of appropriate.
bye bye Tokyo then.
This is bullish... or bullshit more appropriately
This is bullish.
or half of that word
"an evacuation directive can be issued on the basis of living conditions rather than safety concerns"
don't think of it as a flight to safety, consider it more, outgrowing your condo
Solid journalism on semi-ghost towns, lack of supplies, confusion.
That was an interesting read.
The psychology of manipulation in this situation is something to watch and learn from.
They can expand the evac zone without directly stating its nuclear related.
Yes. Exactly. That was the point I was making [or trying to make].
Thanks for that link.
Stronger than expected possible radiation. Definitely bullish. Rally on.
Is it too late to drop sand now?
And too late to build a cooling chamber under the reactors. As each minute goes by, it all seems to indicate there is a hidden agenda behind the inaction of those responsible in this event.
Yes indeed, methinks the conspiracy theorists are about to have a bloody global celebration...This just could not be more fucked up if somebody truly tried. Hard.Kinda like some other "things" going on these days.... people, decisions, places and things.
USS Ronald Reagan gets "nuclear wahsdown"
AND UH EXACTLY WHERE IS THAT WASH WASTE GOING ;)
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