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Re: Japanese Tsunami

Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:32 pm
by Kurosaki
"did not damage the reactor itself"...hydrogen cooling system went out.

Re: Japanese Tsunami

Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 9:24 pm
by Phoenix
Some parts of the BBC say that radiation levels have fallen. But I'm not sure, as are they.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-12723092

Re: Japanese Tsunami

Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 9:46 pm
by Phoenix
WHAT!

About 10,000 of 18,000 missing.

Oh god.

Re: Japanese Tsunami

Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:07 pm
by Airbourne
i have a japanese cousin that lives south of tokyo. no joke i got proof i have one. we contacted them and they are ok(thank god).

Re: Japanese Tsunami

Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:45 pm
by Neil
I hope to God Japan can recover soon because atm everything there is chaos. Hope all the Japanese YS people are alright and the missing people get found. :(

Re: Japanese Tsunami

Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:54 pm
by Phoenix
It appears that a partial meltdown did occur in reactor 1.

Re: Japanese Tsunami

Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:01 pm
by Taskforce 58
Not that this is really important in the grand scheme of things, but it looks like Matsushima air base to the north of Sendai took a big hit also, and the Blue Impulse is based there.

Re: Japanese Tsunami

Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:40 am
by Shutter
That sucks. However, people > jets.

Re: Japanese Tsunami

Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:04 am
by Kurosaki
Sentinel182 wrote:also, notice that some areas shown on the news are still flooded, despite all the water flooding coming in from the sea. This is because the land has actually subsided, therefore some areas which were land before friday, are now under sea level.
Its also called a "transgressive sequence", when water floods over the surface but doesn't recede back (on the order of months/days). Important stuff for petroleum geology...because it generally creates a shale coating/layer to cap the more permeable sandstone beach and shallow water facies.

Bummer about those F-2's. Glad to hear a ton of relief workers are showing up and have gotten to work right away on 'basecamp'.

Re: Japanese Tsunami

Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:41 pm
by Phoenix

Re: Japanese Tsunami

Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:13 pm
by halberdier25
Shut the hell up, guys. It's not melting down, nor will it. The containment is solid. Even the immediate vicinity is getting, like, 30 bananas/day. The very fact that these reactors have the capacity to be flooded with seawater from commercial pumps is a good thing. A "meltdown" is when the fissile material heats up, melts (into a liquid, duh) and the containment literally melts or (hopefully not) burns. It's hot enough/reactive enough now to decompose water, hence most of the explosions. The generator tanks are still full of fuel, which accounts for the rest. The containments are fine. Check out what the Japanese themselves are saying. The reactors will never produce power again, but they won't fully meltdown. The reactors endured an 8.9 quake, flooded generators, and no power, and you're all whining about how unsafe nuke power is. This isn't Chernobyl: this is Three Mile Island. Get a grip.

In case anyone's wondering, my sister is fine. We talk daily and the DoD is doing a great job of passing them any information they could possibly want to know.

Re: Japanese Tsunami

Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:43 pm
by waspe414
First person shot of the water coming in.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... puLlIrUYsI

It just doesn't stop...

Re: Japanese Tsunami

Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:06 pm
by Phoenix
The issue is the fact that a leak of radiation has caused radiation levels to rise. The rain carries it.

Re: Japanese Tsunami

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:41 am
by Bombcat
Phoenix, our focus should remain firmly fixed on the real disaster in Japan - 8.9 to 9.0 Earthquake, tsunamis all over the place, thousands dead. The comparatively small issue of nuclear reactors which have been damaged but not destroyed should not be allowed to make us forget or ignore these facts. If anything, we should be afraid that people will panic about nuclear power, plunging the country into an electricity crisis on top of their numerous natural disasters.

Re: Japanese Tsunami

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:19 am
by halberdier25
If you have a Facebook, check out AFN Misawa's notes. They have an excellent statement from the 35th FW CC.

Re: Japanese Tsunami

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:22 am
by Kurosaki
Nuclear meltdown (like what JR said, its simply the reactor melting out of its casing and not detonating like the movies teach you) status upgraded to 6/7 (7 being Chernobyl scenario according to IAEA). Rescue aircraft pilots/persons ordered to wear full length clothes at all times, no windows open, and scrub downs after sorties. All personnel at plant now ordered to leave (during radiation surge...haven't returned yet to resume stabilization efforts).

Re: Japanese Tsunami

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:57 am
by Dragon029
Kurosaki wrote:Nuclear meltdown (like what JR said, its simply the reactor melting out of its casing and not detonating like the movies teach you) status upgraded to 6/7 (7 being Chernobyl scenario according to IAEA). Rescue aircraft pilots/persons ordered to wear full length clothes at all times, no windows open, and scrub downs after sorties. All personnel at plant now ordered to leave (during radiation surge...haven't returned yet to resume stabilization efforts).
Source on the upgrade to 6/7?

Re: Japanese Tsunami

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:00 pm
by Kurosaki
You know what I mean. (6 out of 7 in concern)...Japanese up the allotted radiation allotment for engineers. Those are some brave souls...I mean, really a lot of the welfare of others and accomplishment rests on their shoulders, and they wont walk away unharmed from this by any means.

Re: Japanese Tsunami

Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:48 am
by Taskforce 58

Re: Japanese Tsunami

Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:12 am
by Gunny
No matter what the outcome these people should be enshrined as world hero's not just Japanese.No greater love has a person that they lay down there life for there fellows.