Skip to comments.Japan temporarily pulls backs workers from Nuke Plant
Posted on 03/15/2011 7:39:54 PM PDT by Mr. K
Fox news saying they left the plant
There were many involved who did what needed to be done and knew it would end up killing them. Mighty brave.
We all have a reference point now for going into, ‘Nuclear Meltdown Mode’
Lunch break! Hundreds of internet posts over lunch break.
Not even close. Nobody mentioned "The China Syndrome" or "Silkwood," two of the great propaganda pieces of the left.
Crisis over - they are back in. They didn’t just leave and run away - as the thread made it sound.
They had a break - took a breather - rested up - going back in!
No big deal and nothing that hasn’t happened earlier today.
They are getting things under control one step at a time. They wouldn’t be there if they didn’t think they could handle this.
Even if there is a total meltdown it isn’t THAT big of a deal. Yeah - not good - but not the end of man as we know it.
This will be easily contained in the coming days.
Just a slow process.
Can’t rush putting out a nuclear plant. Takes time. As expected.
Buy Sapporo or Kirin or some Japanese beer.
Nikkei has reopened for afternoon session. e.Nikkei.com (click on MARKET)
CNN nuke scientist is really concerned if it is true the workers are gone for good. I have heard other reports saying they had to leave due to high radiation levels. Time will tell....very soon.
U make a great cheerleader.....to bad most of them are blonde....lol!
Sorry, the Japanese engineers I’ve met are more rigorous.
I wish you were joking.
You do know that he’s going to Brazil on Friday.
I was thinking more Katrina in terms of stealing me a case of Heineken. Don’t wanna lose my clearance, so I guess I’ll pay for it.
Japan’s interior minister confirmed the workers were pulled until the radiation declined and at the gate they did.
In a rational world, where people use reason and science to make decisions, there would indeed be many new nuke plants constructed.
Unfortunately, the slimy, contemptible, immoral, power hungry corrupt political class dominates the major institutions that have sway over such decisions. So, no new nuke plants for the foreseeable future.
With TEPCO announcing they were leaving because the radiation level was too high, it is hard to believe it was simply lunch.
Japan shares surge; central bank adds further $43B - ap
TOKYO Japanese stocks rebounded Wednesday, recovering some of the massive losses sustained the last two days following a devastating earthquake and tsunami. Other Asian indexes also bounced back despite the still unknown impact of the disaster that engulfed Japan’s northeastern coast Friday.
The benchmark Nikkei 225 index temporarily surged above 6 percent but then softened after Japan suspended operations to prevent a stricken nuclear plant from melting down after a surge in radiation made it too dangerous for workers to remain at the facility. The index ended its morning session up 4.4 percent to 8,981.14.
Could make bigger headlines if it was a smoke break.
I am tired of uninformed "we are doomed" hysteria.
I hear you topher. Otoh, at the risk of sounding shocking I will say that what is happening at these plants appear to be within their design specifications. Iow, these failures are all within the containment systems’ performance criteria. Chernobly got far outside its design specs, hence the huge relief effort in that case.
CNN is confirming that workers were withdrawn due to high radiation levels.
Is Obama going to be investigating, ‘wax’, technology?
They never left.
News media lied.
They are still there and back at work.
Things are pretty much going as planned after a 9.0 earthquake and 40’ tsunami - followed by a few fires and cracked concrete - explosions - and other problems. Yes they withdrew about 750 of their employees.
But again - not a big deal. They only need a few to work on these small issues that remain.
By this time next week it will all be over. The media will move on to the next story - perhaps covering the towns that were completely wiped out by water. Tens of thousands of people died by the floods. How many have died from the nuke leak? None?
Maybe a couple from the explosion.
This is certainly not a big deal as far as meltdowns go. The term is way overused.
They could all completely melt down and it wouldn’t be a big deal.
I’ve worked with Japanese Engineers in the steel mills. PhD’s fill jobs we normally fill with BS Engineers. The PhD’s have BS Engineers that report to them. Methodical and take a long time to get things done.
We, on the other hand, mostly recognize the value of good enough quicker. That does not mean sloppy work. Good engineers rely on science, logic, experience and sometimes intuition.
Chernobyl had 4 reactors. Reactor 4 was the one the one that melted down. They continued to operate the other three reactors until the late 90’s.
The news media did not lie. I watched the news conference...
It is hard to believe that the radiation levels will decline without the reactors being attended to.
That was mean.
They had to wait for approval to be exposed to 2 times the maximum radiation previously allowed.
Halliburton + Bechtel + US Military for transport (air/sea/land) can slam amazing equipment into any place. Of course, there would be a key hitch to this and that would be a BHO person doing his “present” thing.
“Made “The Day After” look like a comedy.
“The Day After” was just a mess of a movie.”
Typical Hollywood BS
They're feeding you a load of corn, cornfedcowboy...
Unfortunately, when if comes to big events that change rapidly, ya can't believe a word coming out of CNN or FOX...Throw in the fact the Japanese have difficulty being forthright, and it's just a world class rumor fest.
Yeah levels got a little high - it happens. Not a big deal. Something one would expect when we deal with something like this. Got to pull back for a little and let things calm down.
Now that are back in there. No doubt this will probably be resolved in the next couple of days.
As long as we don’t get another 8.0 - that would be bad.
Hard to say if that would happen - supposedly it may. Who knows.
Right now it seems like everything is going as planned with little surprises.
If things were totally in chaos then believe me you would know it by now. There also wouldn’t be anyone there working.
This is a controlled environment with workers containing the problems as they pop up.
All of this fits within their emergency plan document. They are doing their job.
Doing it quite well at that.
I am not worried.
If I lived within a block or two of the place then I might be worried. But beyond that - doubt it is an issue.
Guess we will see.
When life gives you corn...........make ethanol.
Our world-tourist-in-chief. Can congress defund his vacations and trips outside of Cashington?
Obooba said he was deeply saddened by the events of today
- then he was off to fild some basketball crap or crap on a basketball - I am not sure which
Yup. It doesn't get any bleaker than that. I remember back in the '80s, I had to have it special ordered on video from the store; no US TV network would touch it, so consequently there was little demand for it on video.
Feeling too cheery? Like life a bit too much? Well, the cure for that is available right here on the tubes of the internet!
Up 400 right now; higher earlier.
Eh that looks like sea fog to me - perhaps some steam there- you get that in cold mornings at these type of plants - sea fog and steam coming off the warmer water. We have it here all the time.
‘Without Gregory Peck it would have been unwatchable’
Some of the others were pretty good: Fred Astaire, Ava Gardner, Anthony Perkins.
‘There is still time, brother!
We need some schematics, end connection specifications, site plan, push boats, barges, safe work plan, relief site, rotation crews and transport. I think we could take it from there so far as feeding water is concerned.
I believe we could tarp the barges and have a washdown system to avoid radioactive particles enough to reduce exposure. I remember from my shelter training in the 1960’s that plastic sheeting was considered an expedient fallout shelter so long as you shook the tarp from time-to-time to shed the particles to the earth instead from overhead. Maybe they were just trying to give us false hope.
Seriously, I think we could tie up at the dock and feed them enough water, if that is what they need, to blow their doors off.
The question is if the systems to cool with the cleaned water and the heat exchangers are intact.
Heck, we can even mix and pump acid if that is what they need done. We pump 28% hydrochloric heated to about 150 degrees all the time.
“They’re feeding you a load of corn,”
Yup, a lot of corn and schmaltz(sp?) — CNN came back from break and zeroed in on a child’s teddy bear lying in the rubble but amazingly not a speck of mud on it. reminds me of an old movie “Ace in the Hole” Kirk Douglas — worth watching pp about the medias’ manipulation of a news story where a man is stuck in a mine shaft and the outside turns into a carnival. Worth seeing — tho’ old. Billy Wilder directed.
Would you stay in a Holiday Inn twenty miles away from the plant for 20K? How about 100K?
Thanks, too funny I needed a laugh :)
Wait, what? These engineers are the ones who will look after the public. They, if allowed to, will give their lives to ensure public safety.
Given that they have been at the plant for some time now, they need to reduce rad exposure.
Hours may pass without any reports.
From what I have seen over the past 3 days NSI is not looking for ratings.
Jetting off with Michelle and the girls to Rio for Spring Break.
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