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Japan Nuclear Plant Explosion

A massive explosion of unknown origin at a Japanese nuclear power plant that was hit by Friday's devastating earthquake.

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Added: Mar-12-2011 Occurred On: Mar-12-2011
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Tags: Japan, Nuclear Plant, Explosion, Earthquake
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  • that was the last thing the japs needed!

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  • Generally, you don't want to see something like that at your local nuclear power plant.

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  • Wow.

    Not good.

    Anyone know where in Vancouver I could get some iodine pills?

    Down wind ya see.

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  • wow =/
    see the fast visible shockwave going straight up!

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  • An explosion in a reactor buildings are effectively subterranean because of the thickness of the walls of the plant. Explosions at nuclear plants are rarely nuclear explosions (unless its a breeder reactor) but usually a result of hydrogen or steam build up. This looks like the roof of the reactor blew off. The problem with this is that it then leaves the reactor core exposed to the elements.

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  • Well, I can kiss my girlfriend's business in Japan goodbye this year, maybe forever.

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  • The news said that it was a pump that blew up. The actual containment building inside that outer shell is OK. Unlike the old style Soviet reactors which did not have a separate inner shell.
    Still, this is a way bad thing.
    Now they are going to use seawater to cool the reactor slowly.
    This is going to mess up the IPad launch as well so that many people depending on that cash inflow will be sucking more than they already are.
    What a bad thing to happen to Japan.

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  • It appears the blast was subterranean, as the shock wave travelled vertically. Just as well it was`nt at ground level as the shock wave could have travelled laterally also, causing greater damage to the surrounding plant.

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  • we better send them every help possible to contain those reactors..

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  • japanese gov. says water vapor caused it

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  • Hory fuck, the nucrear leacter brew up!

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  • That was likely the containment building where pressure built up to such an intense level it had nowhere to go but out and up. The core was not fully cooled down because the facilities necessary to do that all failed in terms of power, i.e. the main power grid then deisel backup generator then the batteries. Cooling down a core takes about two days and the Japanese simply ran out of time on battery power. That's a likely scenario, only time will time, but what is clear is irradiated steam is More..

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  • Well they did survive radiation once already.

    No but seriously, I know they will be back on their feet in no time.

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  • Large gas explosion. Hope it wasn't a catalyst for a dirty bomb

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  • 'An explosion like that is something you would want to avoid'

    DUHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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