Thanks for all the good posts. If I hear one more time this is worse than Chernobyl, I am going to go ludicrously super critical.
Re: super critical
good one - CNN is in overdrive ...
Just found this latest status website:
When you pass Ridiculously Critical and start emitting plaid, we'll know to take cover.
It's nice that we have a broad enough user base that we have folks who're conversant in almost any given field for accessible, local expertise. TEPCO's website seems to be pretty forthcoming with frequent status updates, as well.
Driving home Friday evening, I heard an ABC Radio News' 'nuclear expert' state that the reactor 'might explode'. There wasn't much detail in the report, but the clear implication was that a weapons-type explosion was imminent. Nuc physics and engineering isn't my field, but even as an interested layman I know that that just isn't going to happen- even in a worst-case scenario. What passes for news coverage in this country is a national embarrassment.
I can't believe the hyperventilating going on over this, on CNN and by some here on FR.
Nuclear power seems to cause people to lose their ability to reason.