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Goshin 03-11-2011 15:18

thank you for spelling it out

i ****ing hate the anti nuke crowd

JoMo 03-11-2011 15:20

A magnitude 6.6 quake has now struck in central Japan, AP news agency reports, causing Tokyo buildings to sway. It is not clear if this is connected to the earlier quake and aftershocks. More on this as we get it.

1915: More from NHK on that new quake: It struck Japan's mountainous Niigata prefecture in the west of the main Honshu island at about 0400 Saturday (1900 GMT Friday), the broadcaster says.

Milk-Man 03-11-2011 15:21

Quote:

Originally Posted by JoMo (Post 16266753)
It is not clear if this is connected to the earlier quake and aftershocks.

Ya I'm sure it's totally unrelated.

triple 03-11-2011 15:22

Quote:

A nuclear expert speaking to CNN said that "a worst case scenario" was a Chernobyl-style meltdown if power and cooling could not be restored. But he stressed that it was a remote possibility.
Japan tsunami and earthquake - live coverage | World news | guardian.co.uk

triple 03-11-2011 15:24

Quote:

After the quake triggered a power outage, a backup generator also failed and the cooling system was unable to supply water to cool the 460-megawatt No. 1 reactor, though at least one backup cooling system is being used. The reactor core remains hot even after a shutdown.

The agency said plant workers are scrambling to restore cooling water supply at the plant but there is no prospect for immediate success.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said the 40-year-old plant was not leaking radiation. The plant is in Onahama city, about 170 miles (270 kilometers) northeast of Tokyo.

If the outage in the cooling system persists, eventually radiation could leak out into the environment, and, in the worst case, could cause a reactor meltdown, a nuclear safety agency official said on condition of anonymity, citing sensitivity of the issue.

Another official at the nuclear safety agency, Yuji Kakizaki, said that plant workers were cooling the reactor with a secondary cooling system, which is not as effective as the regular cooling method.

Kakizaki said officials have confirmed that the emergency cooling system ***8212; the last-ditch cooling measure to prevent the reactor from the meltdown ***8212; is intact and could kick in if needed.

"That's as a last resort, and we have not reached that stage yet," Kakizaki added.

Trickster 03-11-2011 15:25

I suspect another 6.X just happened because my room is swaying violently right now. More than usual for the recent aftershocks.


L. Spiro

JoMo 03-11-2011 15:25

Man, the latest pictures from NHK from the BBC looks like Japan has been firebombed. There's fires burning all over the place.

burtrennalds 03-11-2011 15:27

thats ****in awesome!

does anyone else REALLY REALLY crave sushi since all this talk about the ching chong changs?

Flyersfan 03-11-2011 15:27

8 foot waves in cresent city

Goshin 03-11-2011 15:29

so after we burned tokyo to the ground in WWII, they rebuilt with more wood?

facepalm!

also Triple, shut the **** up. Read the 2nd to last post on the last page.

The experts on the news are ****ing sensationalist ******s

nothing is going to happen by or to the reactor

def 03-11-2011 15:29

that last quake you felt was on land on the western coast, far from all the other quakes

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquak.../10/140_40.gif

Gow 03-11-2011 15:29

Quote:

Venting Radioactive Gas

Boiling Water Reactors generate power by heating steam in the Reactor Pressure Vessel to the point where it boils, and then sending this steam through turbines to power a generator.

The water in this loop isn't released to the environment, since it is slightly irradiated. When turbine parts are replaced, they are handled as low-level waste due to the water running through them.

This water/steam mixture is what is building pressure inside the RPV. Typical BWRs have pressures around 7 to 8 MegaPascales (Pressurized Water Reactors, which doing boil inside the RPV, typically reach 15+ MPa). This gets higher as the temperature rises and the steam has nowhere to escape too. Another problem with this situation is that the super-saturated and pressurized steam prevents cooling water (emergency coolant usually sprays from above) to reach the fuel before it's flashed to steam itself.

This is the "radioactive steam" that must be released. It is not radioactive in the sense that there are fission fragments loaded all up it in, it is radioactive in the sense that it's been irradiated by being run through the core directly. You would absolutely not want to drink it (well, it's de-mineralized, so that's a bad idea anyway), as it likely contains high volumes of tritium and potentially leaked fission fragments that managed to tunnel through the fuel cladding into the coolant channels (very low probabilities though!).

However, it is not like how the Simpsons showed it would be (Homer on Disability episode, where radioactive steam venting immediately killed crops in a circle).

burtrennalds 03-11-2011 15:30

soft shell crab roll....

triple 03-11-2011 15:35

4 people swept out to sea, 1 dead crescent city, ca

Trickster 03-11-2011 15:36

Quote:

Originally Posted by def (Post 16266792)
that last quake you felt was on land on the western coast, far from all the other quakes

Man what is happening here?
13X earthquakes in a day and all over the place.


L. Spiro

jonb 03-11-2011 15:36

Quote:

Originally Posted by SiROiS (Post 16266795)
soft shell crab roll....

nix, spicy scallop roll

Odio 03-11-2011 15:37

.

Johnny 03-11-2011 15:37

Quote:

Originally Posted by LGBR (Post 16265523)
funniest facebook comments from some of my homies so far:

"**** that earthquake woke me up"
"earthquake....!? really...!? i didn't feel anything...!!"
"Holy ****! There's a fire on top of the tsunami. Now that's badass."


not funny or amusing

CelticMojo 03-11-2011 15:38

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pagy (Post 16266722)
Stop signing every post you ****ing spaz

this plus.. why change your nick if you are still going by your old nick? ****ing retard

JoMo 03-11-2011 15:38

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trickster (Post 16266820)
Man what is happening here?
13X earthquakes in a day and all over the place.

L. Spiro

Large earthquakes can cause earthquakes in other areas.

Goshin 03-11-2011 15:39

Quote:

Originally Posted by triple (Post 16266819)
4 people swept out to sea, 1 dead crescent city, ca

12 hours to prepare
"lets go the the marina today kids!"

they deserved it

Johnny 03-11-2011 15:39

My prayers for Japan, my god, I'm watching the news, it's colossal!

caelum 03-11-2011 15:39

BBC News - Japan Earthquake: Tsunami wave sweeps Sendai airport

crazy vid

Trickster 03-11-2011 15:39

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yakuza (Post 16266831)
this plus.. why change your nick if you are still going by your old nick? ****ing retard

Hey kid, I never changed my nick.
Iím not Trickster and never was.
Trickster lives happily married in Kansas.

This is his account. I use it.
Get over it.


L. Spiro

CelticMojo 03-11-2011 15:40

I bet that water smells horrid.

CelticMojo 03-11-2011 15:41

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trickster (Post 16266843)
Hey kid, I never changed my nick.
Iím not Trickster and never was.
Trickster lives happily married in Kansas.

This is his account. I use it.
Get over it.


L. Spiro

admitted smurf account ban this **** now.

Pagy 03-11-2011 15:41

Omfg this kid is begging to be ignored

KiLLeR2001 03-11-2011 15:41

http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/MSNBC/Co...34.ss_full.jpg

http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/MSNBC/Co...22.ss_full.jpg

http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/MSNBC/Co...18.ss_full.jpg

http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/MSNBC/Co...04.ss_full.jpg

http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/MSNBC/Co...10.ss_full.jpg

3 days guys... Japan will be back to normal... i swears

JoMo 03-11-2011 15:43

Ma nature's got a big crack.

From BBC:

1940: The 8.9-magnitude earthquake which struck Japan on Friday was the strongest in the area in nearly 1,200 years, David Applegate, a senior science adviser at the US Geological Survey, tells the Associated Press. He says the quake ruptured a patch of the earth's crust 240km (150 miles) long and 80km (50 miles) across.

CelticMojo 03-11-2011 15:44

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pagy (Post 16266851)
Omfg this kid is begging to be ignored

I am with ya on this one pagy.

Pagy 03-11-2011 15:44

Quote:

Originally Posted by Johnny (Post 16266841)
My prayers for Japan, my god, I'm watching the news, it's colossal!

you're just thinking about a way you can defraud them in time of crisis.

triple 03-11-2011 15:45

haha.

CelticMojo 03-11-2011 15:46

rofl

Esteban_Villa 03-11-2011 15:47

at first i thought lgbr was trolling
then i realized he was retarded

Flyersfan 03-11-2011 15:49

water is receding 20 feet in marina del rey
people are standing where it just was taking pictures of it

Flyersfan 03-11-2011 15:49

-flyersfan

CelticMojo 03-11-2011 15:51

POst pics before you get washed away...


-Yakuza

JoMo 03-11-2011 15:51

Sweet looking map by NOAA. Tsunami energy

http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/2011/03/1...ylhvpd9-05.jpg

Monkey_b 03-11-2011 15:55

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyersfan (Post 16266885)
water is receding 20 feet in marina del rey
people are standing where it just was taking pictures of it

well that's smart

we may have some new darwin award candidates on our hands

triple 03-11-2011 15:59

horrible timing, popsci.

Biggest Full Moon in 19 Years Almost Certainly Won't Cause a Huge Natural Disaster | Popular Science

"almost" certainly. almost.


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