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UPDATE1 -- Japanese gov't says blast rocks nuclear power plant, causes radiation leak

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UPDATE1 -- Japanese gov't says blast rocks nuclear power plant, causes radiation leak

2011-03-12 16:39:47 GMT+7 (ICT)

TOKYO (BNO NEWS) -- An explosion rocked the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan on Saturday, local media reported, but few details were immediately available.

NHK Television and the Kyodo news agency reported that an explosion had happened at the plant, which has been under a state of emergency after a massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake on Friday. NHK said a part of the plant had collapsed and that only the shell of the plant remains.

Few details about the radiation near the plant were immediately available, but NHK reported that radiation at the plant had risen to an hourly amount that would equal a full year of normal radiation. The broadcaster added that four people were injured in the explosion.

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This is very grave news indeed, if the explosion destroyed all control and cooling systems . Is the reactor now out of control ? We wait for more news.

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A good site for wind/weather etc www.yr.no , english in the upper right corner and seartsh for location.

These are probably winds near the ground but can the radiation cloud get up to the jet winds? I belive they go to North America.

Tiger

Edit: They are called jetstreams http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jet_stream check out map of Japan-Us air route!!

Edited by EnSvenskTiger

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A good site for wind/weather etc www.yr.no , english in the upper right corner and seartsh for location.

These are probably winds near the ground but can the radiation cloud get up to the jet winds? I belive they go to North America.

Tiger

As far as I know - YES! it uses ...atmospheric winds

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Solar power has the potential to be the greenest solution for power production. It has yet to be proven.

Currently 14% of world electricity generating capacity is nuclear powered. Solar Power has such a tiny fraction it doesn’t show. My post in the previous thread was intended to highlight that to lose that 14% due to unfounded fear would be a disaster.

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Solar power has the potential to be the greenest solution for power production. It has yet to be proven.

Currently 14% of world electricity generating capacity is nuclear powered. Solar Power has such a tiny fraction it doesn’t show. My post in the previous thread was intended to highlight that to lose that 14% due to unfounded fear would be a disaster.

Surely the fear is a little bit founded

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'The explosion at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant was not caused by the nuclear reactor but by "water vapor that was part of the cooling process," Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said Saturday. He said no harmful gases had been emitted by the explosion.'

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/03/12/japan-earthquake-live-blog-death-toll-rises-amid-widespread-destruction/

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'The explosion at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant was not caused by the nuclear reactor but by "water vapor that was part of the cooling process," Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said Saturday. He said no harmful gases had been emitted by the explosion.'

http://news.blogs.cn...ad-destruction/

that's what I wished for, but unfortunately authorities have confirmed a meltdown according to German TV station ARD.

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Not good. Hope they are taking precautions and evacuating the surrounding area. If I were there I would be flying somewhere far, far away. :blink:

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Solar power has the potential to be the greenest solution for power production. It has yet to be proven.

Currently 14% of world electricity generating capacity is nuclear powered. Solar Power has such a tiny fraction it doesn't show. My post in the previous thread was intended to highlight that to lose that 14% due to unfounded fear would be a disaster.

Well there will be a large jump in Solar power investment in the next 6 months.... A good thing coming from a very bad event.

And if this can put the brakes permanently on the Thai Nuke Option,

and switches it to massive solar manufactured in Thailand, it couldn't be better.

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'The explosion at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant was not caused by the nuclear reactor but by "water vapor that was part of the cooling process," Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said Saturday. He said no harmful gases had been emitted by the explosion.'

http://news.blogs.cn...ad-destruction/

that's what I wished for, but unfortunately authorities have confirmed a meltdown according to German TV station ARD.

So far the officials in japan still denying a meltdon.

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Solar power has the potential to be the greenest solution for power production. It has yet to be proven.

Currently 14% of world electricity generating capacity is nuclear powered. Solar Power has such a tiny fraction it doesn't show. My post in the previous thread was intended to highlight that to lose that 14% due to unfounded fear would be a disaster.

Well there will be a large jump in Solar power investment in the next 6 months.... A good thing coming from a very bad event.

And if this can put the brakes permanently on the Thai Nuke Option,

and switches it to massive solar manufactured in Thailand, it couldn't be better.

The environmental impact and damage resulting from a factory for solar power panels burning after an earthquake would be far bigger and worse. Actually just operating normal alone would do that.

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It was tempting to buy and install a complete solar package for the house - It would have run AC which I don't now and would have cost 450,000Baht just a few years ago. Seems the return was out of line the way we live.

Things like this and other current events are telling me the ratios are a changing fast.:jap:

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