Skip to comments.Stricken Japan nuclear plant rocked by 2nd blast
Posted on 03/14/2011 8:08:53 AM PDT by EBH
The second hydrogen explosion in three days rocked a Japanese nuclear plant Monday, devastating the structure housing one reactor and injuring 11 workers. Water levels dropped precipitously at another reactor, completely exposing the fuel rods and raising the threat of a meltdown.
The morning explosion in Unit 3 of the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant was felt 25 miles (40 kilometers) away, but the plant's operator said radiation levels at the reactor remained within legal limits. Hours later, officials reported that fuel rods at Unit 2 were fully exposed at some point and may have been damaged.
Authorities have been pouring sea water into three reactors at the plant after cooling system failures in the wake of Friday's massive earthquake and tsunami, which is estimated to have killed at least 10,000 people. The latest explosion triggered an order for hundreds of people to stay indoors, said Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano.
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I need that video to show about 10 seconds before the actual explosion.
Each time they leave a country, an earthquake/tsunami occurs. Check it out-
Please consider the source of the idiots making comments here.
"We're now into the fourth day. Whatever is happening in that core is taking a long time to unfold," said Mark Hibbs, a senior associate at the nuclear policy program for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. "They've succeeded in prolonging the timeline of the accident sequence."
Anyone that knows about nuke energy knows it takes weeks to cool off a nuke pile!
Give us all a big break, they interview some smuck from the anti-nuclear Anti-American philantropy community!!!
OK...I just found another video shot,
there is a flash low on the ground....
that’s an H2 blast.
Wouldn't some, you know, platinum gauze, or platinum wire mesh, hung up by the ceiling of these blow-out panel containment buildings, couldn't that... ah... allow the hydrogen and oxygen to hook up without the shotgun wedding? Just a thought. And I don't know anything.
It looks like we are going to find out just exactly how good GE’s primary containment vessel is. I’m hoping it is up to the job of containing the core melt down that it was designed to contain. Most likely it is, very bad if it is not.
Wow, a lot more smoke than the previous explosion and it’s definitely blacker, which would seem to indicate a wider involvement.
The moon landing was done in a movie studio. 9/11 was an inside job. There was no earthquake that caused the Japanese tsunami, it was Haliburton who set a nuke off under the sea.
It is all true, I read it on the Internet...
Water levels dropped precipitously at another reactor, completely exposing the fuel rods and raising the threat of a meltdown.
officials reported that the fuel rods at another reactor, Unit 2, were fully exposed, at least temporarily.
Shortly after Monday’s explosion, Tokyo Electric warned it had lost the ability to cool Unit 2. Hours later, an indicator showed water briefly fell to the bottom of fuel rods, fully exposing them, according to a spokeswoman for the company, Takako Kitajima.———————
Did you catch that? COMPLETELY EXPOSING THE FUEL RODS!
Ahh, nevermid, it’s the age of Obama, it’s all good.
I wonder how Hollywood will react when Japan decides to rebuild some of the plants with coal-fire powered plants.
So , “Monday morning” is that Monday morning here or there? it’s Monday night in Japan right now.
Agreed, what no one seems to be explaining is once the rods are fully in the boron laced seawater it has to be ciruculated to keep the water from boiling off...
This is a weeks long endeavor to keep from a total meltdown. They can’t keep going like this something needs to happen on a large scale involvement here(thinking our military support of radiological type.)
At this point we’re watching a quasi controlled cool down or partial meltdown.
These are heroic measures of the plant personnel and the fact these 40 year old plants can be handled in this manner indicates we’ve come a long way in emergency response to catastrophic event horizons. The measure by how much worse this could have been just even 10 years ago...wow.
What does this mean to us laymen? I mean potential outlook?
That didn’t look good. And if “workers were injured” the event was NOT under control, planned or expected.
I wonder what they call “The China Syndrome” in Japan? Maybe “The New York Syndrome”?
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