Skip to comments.FoxNews: IAEA Official says Japan Nuke Plant serious but stable
Posted on 03/17/2011 8:24:16 PM PDT by topher
IAEA official says conditions at plant are serious but stable, as the agency faces renewed scrutiny for its record
Unfortunately not a lot yesterday/today, but there haven’t been a lot major reported changes - outside the power hookup - which I lend to the following: every day that residule heat dissipates is another day closer to a cold shutdown.
I have seen more and more the japanese storyline shifting to the humanitarian issues unassociated with the nuc plants, remember it’s going on a week now and they still are having trouble getting into some of the worst areas due to all the road/bridge/tunnel wash outs (actually washout is a bit weak - complete eliminations would be a better description). I think that is a good thing.
The nuc stories are more often reporting msvt levels, the air drop and water cannon results, power being hooked back up at one of them (that is a big deal), and a lot of stories on how the gaijin are scurrying away in terror and ridiculously fighting over salt and iodine pills.
I can feel from both US and Japanese press that they sense the worst is past and they need to start getting on to other stories quickly so people forget how ridiculous some of their reporting was getting. Had an AF vet (strategic bomber pilot) practically cursing in an open forum when describing how one of the networks said that there was “a nuclear detonation at one of the japanese reactors”. Now both of us being ex-vets, we knew what they were trying to say - there was an explosion inside one of the buildings due to hydrogen buildup. “nuclear detonation” has a very specific connotation - and for us it was an unmitigated act of irresponsibility to use those words. Now I think they are scurrying away from their sensationalism.
Every day brings it closer to a cold stop - then starts years of cleanup. Noted on another thread the govt has booked entire hotels as far away as Osaka to hold the survivors once they can be reached and evacuated. It’ll be some time before there is anything to house them in anywhere near the disaster area. They need to get the cleanup started, but that will need to happen after the survivors are addressed.
But keep watchin film at ll
When the high rise concrete pump trucks get on site I will feel a lot better. They can pump water or concrete through same and the booms are remotely controlled with video. They can line the cabs with lead and coninuously pump water from the ocean into their hoppers.
Certainly more stable than that POS in the Whitehouse.
Interest in Germany, France and the US for the FUkushima nuclear situation.
I think you all will be surprised.
Your posting is one very good reason to keep this thread alive.
People need to read real news like you just stated.
If they had liquid nitrogen to dump on the exposed spent nuclear fuel, would that be a good thing.
One problem is the temperature (so cold that it would be dangerous for the workers -- could only be done with special equipment remotely controlled).
But unlike liquid hydrogen or liquid oxygen, it would not blow up and even if there is some sort of nuclear bombardment to change into other elements, it would not be dangerous (except for radioactive isotopes).
Getting Liquid Nitrogen there would be one problem (with enough volume). Having special equipment to spray such cold material is another (uncharted ground).
Dry Ice is another possibility, but since it is composed of oxygen (very combustible) and carbon (another fire hazard), if there is a chemical reaction it could be bad...
Anyone wonder if Soros is happy with his puppet now?
God grant me the serenity to change the things that I can change; to accept the things I cannot change; and the wisdom to know the difference.
Signing off for the night...
Is it supposed to surprise us that the Germans and French are more literate and news watching than we are?
WE VOTED IN OBAMA. Doesn’t that tell you how literate we, as a nation, are?
The ability of liquid nitrogen remove heat is about 1000 times less that that of water per unit of mass. Also the flashing away of gaseous nitrogen would carry with it large and concentrated amounts of radioactive particles. Dry ice is capable of removing about 100 times less heat than water per unit of mass. Handling large quantities of solids is very much more difficult that the same mass of liquids. The oxygen in carbon dioxide is not available to support combustion as you suggest in your subsequent post.
" We already mentioned the big Nikkei surge. Well, good news America. It's spilling over into the US markets."
"It seems currency intervention is enough to overcome ongoing fears at the nuke plant."
Soros is probably making megabucks in the foreign currency exchanges, with all the wild Yen/$ fluctuations. I don’t think he needs his puppet anymore, he has enough wealth to drive his nefarious agenda on his own.
The Hungarian ghoul is making a killing on this.
“Never let a crisis go to waste”? Soros makes Rahmbo look like a piker. He wrote the book on this.
The Bernank’s showing the BOJ where the secret hyper-drive switch is on the printing presses.
lolrotf....says it well!
Even better is use a fire engine down at the beach to pump up the sea water and use the hopper on the cement truck to add in boron.