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Thread #136314 Message #3112599
Posted By: Donuel
12-Mar-11 - 05:21 PM
Thread Name: BS: Japan Nuclear plant disaster, 2011
Subject: RE: BS: Nuclear plant disaster looming
Good work Charlie!
the info from that site has some amazing revelations regarding Fukashima.
Spent fuel rods are in the basement of the crippled reactor
Also they seem to be using a mix of unranium and plutonium for fuel.
For lower cost reasons they opted to repair cracks in the containment vessel with patchwork welded plates instead of replacing the whole thing.
I have't found what kind of floor shield is used yet but I will continue to look at the designs.
After reading the lastest bulletines I found that except for the above three findings, everything is on par what with what I have written and suspected so far.
The question that will not be answered in media soundbites is "what is the big deal if meltdowns occur"?.
hold on to your sphincter...
To my knowledge the largest hydrogen bombs probably contain less than a ton of nuclear material. They probably have less than half a ton.
During the decades in which atmospheric, space and underwater detonations of nuclear weapons were "tested", there were various health problems than ensued: childhood leukemmia rose 1000%, cancers of many unusual types rose dramaticly, lung and brain cancers more than doubled...
If each plant in trouble in Japan has between 20 tons of an enriched Uranium Plutonium mix fuel, along with an unknown quantity of old spent fuel stored in the basement and you multiply that by as much as 5 plants there are well more than 200 tons of highly radioactive fissile material, or nearly a quarter million pounds of Uranium with a small amount of plutonium and large amount of spent fuel.
When I ask myself about the amount of all the nukes all nations exploded numbering over 302, is the amount of nuclear fuel at those Japanese plants greater or less than the nukes we already exploded in our atmosphere??
I am guessing the Japanese Nuke plants have more. Way more.
If this is too troubling a question to consider, relax and please refer to FOX NEws who will assure you that radiation levels have gone down at Fukashima.
Charley's Nuke info site stated that the on site radiation monitors are off line as well as not being available for public information release.
What to expect from popular media if the plants melt down catastrophicly:
There will be many reassuring atatements that some radiation will be realsed but that there is no danger from this in the United STates.
We have the situation under control as we "Entomb the shut down reactors in a mountain of concrete.
There is nothing to worry about.
Move alon there is nothing to see here.
Left wing loons are blowing the incident and their self importence out of proportion.
The danger has passed but we should remain vigilant.
We dodged the big one.
We can all take a big sigh of relief.
Thanks to all the heros who battled the nuclear incident.... (this one I happen to agree with)