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Japan could be just a couple of hours away from a Nuclear meltdown.


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#31 Pinche Guey

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 04:47 AM

*cancels vacation package to Japan*

#32 Matt Foley

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 06:19 AM

Twenty years from now, Japanese people will be the tallest people on Earth. Average height: 11 feet, six inches. And the men will be even taller.

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 06:35 AM

Well something blew.

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 07:12 AM

Yep, things are getting worse there.


An explosion sent white smoke rising above a nuclear plant where a massive earthquake and tsunami crippled cooling systems in northeastern Japan, the country's chief Cabinet secretary said Saturday.

Four workers were injured after the blast at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano told reporters. It was not immediately clear where the blast occurred inside the plant, or what caused it.

The roof of a reactor at the plant collapsed following the explosion around 3:30 p.m., Japan's Kyodo News Agency reported, citing Tokyo Electric Power Company.



#35 Jangler

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 07:18 AM

Yeah, but that was CNN you can't believe everything they say.

#36 Matt Foley

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 07:32 AM

If it's not on NPR, it didn't happen

#37 Murph

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 12:26 PM

2nd plant now in big trouble

http://www.newkerala...ews-166799.html

#38 cookinwithgas

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 12:47 PM

I would like to point out that 30 years ago it was the crazed dumb hippie liberals who pointed out this kind of thing as a possibility, and the conservatives that told them to shut up, make some clay pots, whatever.

And I am an advocate of nuclear power.

#39 Matt Foley

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 12:50 PM

I would like to point out that 30 years ago it was the crazed dumb hippie liberals who pointed out this kind of thing as a possibility, and the conservatives that told them to shut up, make some clay pots, whatever.

And I am an advocate of nuclear power.


Thank you. Now go back to holding hands for unions with Michael Moore.

#40 Panthers128

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 12:54 PM

idk why they put these plants near places where people live. you'd think they'd be in the middle of nowhere although i guess that would make a commute to work difficult

#41 Mr. Scot

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 01:16 PM

Nuclear meltdown in Japan would be especially sad given history :(

(no, I'm not talking about Godzilla)

#42 Jangler

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 04:20 PM

And yet France hasn't had a problem...

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 06:01 PM

[5:48 p.m. ET, 7:48 a.m. Tokyo] A meltdown may be under way at one of Fukushima Daiichi's nuclear power reactors, an official with Japan's nuclear and industrial safety agency told CNN Sunday.
A meltdown is a catastrophic failure of the reactor core, with a potential for widespread radiation release. However, Toshiro Bannai, director of the agency's international affairs office, expressed confidence that efforts to control the crisis would prove successful.
Meanwhile, a second reactor at the same facility failed shortly after 5 a.m. Sunday, the Tokyo Electric Power Company said, according to TV Asahi. The power company said it was having difficulty cooling the reactor and may need to release radioactive steam in order to relieve pressure.

http://news.blogs.cn...ad-destruction/

#44 Goosfraba21

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 06:43 PM

My father in law is very high up in GE Hitachi nuclear and has people at that plant. They are pumping sea water around the reactor to try to get it to cool down. As soon as he can he is leaving for Japan to help out. He is always over there working. Just glad he wasn't over there when it happened.

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 07:35 PM

The reactor situation is scary. I pray they get it under control.

BP oil spill and nuclear reactors. Getting the energy to run the modern world is a very dicey thing.

Btw, US Navy has sent or is sending 10 vessels, including a carrier and several large deck amphibs. Thats a lot of helicopter lift capability, plus hospital beds and freshwater making capability.


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