Skip to comments.Radiation Levels Surge Outside Two Nuclear Plants in Japan
Posted on 03/11/2011 4:36:55 PM PST by socialism_stinX
TOKYO Japan declared states of emergency for five nuclear reactors at two power plants after the units lost cooling ability in the aftermath of Friday's powerful earthquake. Thousands of residents were evacuated as workers struggled to get the reactors under control to prevent meltdowns.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/03/11/japan-issues-emergency-nuke-plant-leak/#ixzz1GLApKL9w
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From bad to worse to cataclysmic. Lord have mercy.
My goodness if these reactors go the tsunami will be nothing compared to the devastation these plants could cause. Is the radiation at lethal doses yet inside th reactors? I hear its like 1000 times above normal and climbing.
Prayers for Japan.
"That's as a last resort, and we have not reached that stage yet," Kakizaki added.
And now it seems that it might be hitting the fan at these nuke plants. The Japanese have been good friends for 60 years...it is heartbreaking.
The videos coming out of Japan of the destruction are horrifying and frightening.
Whole towns destroyed or swept away.
Thousands dead and missing.
A natural disaster and a human tragedy.
‘Normal’ is lethal.
1000x normal is apocalyptic........
I really only understand enough about this technology...
but did this problem happen when the earthquake struck and they are only now trickling out information about the seriousness of the situation?
The news coming out of Japan just gets worse. May God help them.
The reactor cores won’t melt down completely. They have emergency cooling systems. But this is a major test for the Japanese nuclear engineers. The article doesn’t say where radiation is 1000X above normal in the plant. Most likely, that is not where people are working and workers are probably heavily shielded from radiation. I’m sure thorough consideration was given to earthquakes when they designed these plants, especially considering the plants are in Japan.
These are very precautionary evacuations and if there was a chance of a Japanese version of the China Syndrome, they would be evacuating a lot more area than just 10 miles around these plants.
Think about Chernobyl. The reason it continues to be so horrible is that there was absolutely no containment around the reactor, so when it blew it spewed directly into the atmosphere for weeks until they could snuff it.
The Japanese nuclear generation plants are state of the art with many backup systems to prevent a major accident; and I define “major” as being on the level of a Chernobyl. They are not even close anywhere in Japan.
That is not funny or called for. Please do not continue this type of rant.
In the Name of the Father, The Son, and the Holy Ghost, May God have Heavenly Mercy on Japan’s People. In Jesus’ Name we pray, Amen.
I really DON'T understand enough about this technology...
Sorry if I offended you.
The pictures of those cities where all you could see were foundations...and where entire parts of cities had subsided and the water just sits there. Yes, this is a human tragedy on an unbelievable scale...even before these nuke plants get involved.
The terror the survivors must have felt last night, just trying to survive through the night.
“1000 times above normal and climbing.”
A 1000 times zero is still pretty much zero.
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