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Massive Explosion Destroys Nuclear Reactor Building Fukushima Plant Japan.

Massive explosion,destroys nuclear reactor building,Japanese government warns of possible melt down 50,ooo evacuated,workers reported killed,emergency teams dispatched from Tokyo,New Tsunami warning issued of 2 meter tsunami,.

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Added: Mar-12-2011 
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  • Jesus....Just when you think the worst has already happened. And worst thing is this country is one of the most prepared for such earthquakes....I hope the rest of the world will unite to provide support to these folks.

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  • Very bad news.

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  • Just when you think things can't possibly get worse...They get worse.

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  • Apparently there was no backup system for the diesel generators cooling down the core. Smart move, I bet that saved everybody a lot of money when constructing the plant.

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    • The backup failed, it was meant to work off the backup power. Although you're right, they should have also prepared for the backup failing.

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    • I believe the backup generators were washed away. Something about a 30 foot tsunami.

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    • They have 8 hours battery power if diesels fail. Epic fail for speaking without knowing shit.

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    • Actually I was aware of that. But having 8 hours of battery power to prevent a nuclear meltdown is what I call epic fail.

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    • Right. First the electrical grid was shut off due to the quake, then plan "B" would be the deisel generator, but they were damaged in both facilities, and plan "C" was battery power. Unfortunately, the time it took to cool the core to safe levels outlasted the batteries, and the intense pressure blew the containment building (most likely, news is scarce). Literally everything that could go wrong went wrong.

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  • I blame Sector 7G. This is all Homer Simpson's fault.

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  • Light water reactors do not pose any significant threat beyond 3Km. They cannot do example what happened at chernobyl.

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    • aha and why they evacuate 20km around the reactor?

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    • Maybe you are unaware that the operator of the plant has already stated that key systems they said could not fail, systems that had multiple redundant back ups, have failed, including emergency shut down systems.

      It's nice to have faith in the experts but the industry tells us over and over again that they are prepared for the worst and that we should trust them. Clearly that is not the case.

      Even the faithful should be able to see this massive fail but they are not. That is obvious when th More..

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    • That is what we have been told but as the recent incidents show they do not shut down safely.

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  • I'm afraid the jet stream would carry the radioactive material right into North America.

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  • Wonder if we can expect some radiation in a few days on the west coast of the US...

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  • They are also reporting that radiation is leaking from one of the reactors through a structural failure

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    • Is gonna be another chernobyl, looks like these reactors are in very isolated area location surrounded by water wich make the intervention even more difficult.

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    • It's actually not going to be another chernobyl. When Chernobyl exploded the reactor was still active, in this case the reactor is already put out. Also in Chernobyl there was about 2000 tons of some kind of material, can't recall the name, wich burned for ten days spreading the radiation trough the smoke. That highly flamable material isnt used in building this plant.
      Nonetheless, this is a serious enviromental and humanitarian disaster

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  • Japanese news agencys reporting the reactor core is intact lets hope there not just saying that to prevent mass panic.

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  • The plant is 100 times more powerful than Chernobyl

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  • To build a nuke plant on the coast directly facing a major fault line in the earths crust. surely it was a disaster waiting to happen?

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  • Fucked up, looks like the mayans were right after all, all the world seems to be getting fucked up lately.

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  • News.com.au said this

    "NHK says a high level of radiation has been detected in the area of the nuclear power plant. Levels measured 1015 parts: if people are exposed to this level of radiation for one hour, it is equal to the amount people are normally exposed to in one year."

    Fuck.

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  • Whats next ?,.Planet found to heading directly towards Earth?
    might as well,.;(

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  • I think we're all going to died!

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  • The buildings stood up very well to the 'quake but nothing (man made) can stop that massive movememt of water that is a tsunami....it just looks so eerie as it engulfs everything in its path.

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  • Hydrogen buildup in the reactor containment vessel has exploded end blew out the containment building. This is execly the Chernobil scenario.

    In all likely-hood the Uranium fuel rods have disintegrated by bow and are burning a hole through the floor mixed with graphite, boron, and other material in a lava like radioactive pool

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  • Depending on how exposed the core is this could indeed get bad. The next thing to consider is the condition of the floor of the reactor vessel. At Chernobyl they were worried the core would melt through and into the the water table and contaminate the water supply of a vast area for, well, pretty much forever. This reactor in Japan is sitting right on the beach. Radiation getting into the ocean currents, not a good thing.

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    • Pouring into the ocean would dilute the radioactive material below detection levels, so that would be a good thing.
      Do you know how much nuclear waste has already been discarded into the oceans? This would be a mere drop in comparison...

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  • Explosion at Japanese nuclear plant raises fears


    IWAKI, Japan (AP) %u2014 An explosion at a nuclear power station Saturday destroyed a building housing the reactor amid fears that it was close to a disastrous meltdown after being hit by a powerful earthquake and tsunami.


    Friday's double disaster, which pulverized Japan's northeastern coast, has left 574 people dead by official count, although local media reports said at least 1,300 people may have been killed.
    Tokyo Power Electric Co., the u More..

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    • A nuclear plant hovers on the brink of criticality. The neutron flux is managed and sustained to maintain a reaction producing neutrons and releasing energy.

      A melt-down describes the temperatures in the core getting so high that the pile itself including the fuel melts, at which point the regulation of neutron flux becomes impossible, you basically have a load of molten nuclear fuel and other materials that will flow wherever gravity takes it and go critical pretty much randomly, and almost in More..

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    • plagiarism. there are no PhDs or nobel winners on liveleak

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    • PhD in teabag

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    • STFU idiot, this is basic physics. Just because you are impressed by anything beyond the crap the pretty bouffant liberal arts morons spout on the TV doesn't mean there aren't many thousands of people with a decent education in physics.

      Want to check, then google the text you fucking dolt. You will not get a hit because I composed it.

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    • Another ignorant soul so astonished by basic high school physics that you think it must be stolen. Pick up a book fool.

      If only there were more like you then anyone offering knowledge on here could be attacked by a bigger pack of ignorant fuckwits.

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  • BREAKING: Large wind spill at local wind farm, witnesses claim to have enjoyed the breeze.

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/reddit/breaking-large-air-spill-at-wind-farm-no-threats

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  • Days Without Accidents: 0

    Oh, wait....

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  • The new wave of Tsunamis have started hitting the coast this is truly a biblical disaster Kanashimi has just been hit by 3 meter waves.

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  • Work to take seawater into the nuclear reactor began.

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  • Nuke it!

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