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Wed Feb 19, 2014, 11:33 PM

Breaking: 100 tons of toxic water leaked at Fukushima plant

Source: RT

Around 100 tons of highly radioactive water leaked from one of the tanks at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, the plant's operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) said on Thursday.

The water reportedly spilled beyond the barrier that is set up to block it from flowing out of tanks.

A process to stop the radioactive leak is underway. The spill is said to contain 230 million becquerels per liter of strontium and other beta ray-emitting radioactive substances.

TEPCO believes the leakage has not reached the adjacent sea, as no drain was found.


Read more: http://rt.com/news/fukushima-new-leak-toxic-832/

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Reply Breaking: 100 tons of toxic water leaked at Fukushima plant (Original post)
silvershadow Feb 2014 OP
Earth_First Feb 2014 #1
silvershadow Feb 2014 #2
Name removed Feb 2014 #3
wordpix Feb 2014 #4
jtuck004 Feb 2014 #5
WillyT Feb 2014 #6
blkmusclmachine Feb 2014 #7
flamingdem Feb 2014 #8
SmittynMo Feb 2014 #9
truthisfreedom Feb 2014 #10
madrchsod Feb 2014 #11
AtheistCrusader Feb 2014 #13
madrchsod Feb 2014 #15
AtheistCrusader Feb 2014 #16
madokie Feb 2014 #12
vkkv Feb 2014 #14
silvershadow Feb 2014 #17

Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 11:48 PM

1. I simply view this as confirmation, rather than news...

I'm willing to bet that the entire situation is much, much worse than anything they've admitted to thus far (or ever...)

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Response to Earth_First (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 11:56 PM

2. You know it. May as well party like it's 1999.

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 12:12 AM

4. while here in the US, we're on the hook to pay billion$ for private nuke plants in SC

to be built b/c private investors don't want to.

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 12:34 AM

5. "...as no drain was found.". So the surface (Earth?) it poured on was already so saturated with


?, that it just sat there, unable to make a decision?

Interesting.

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 01:03 AM

7. Well, that's not good.

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 01:25 AM

8. In 10 years the Chronic Health Conditions section on DU

will be very active, sadly.

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 02:39 AM

9. My question is:

What is everyone sitting on their ass as Japan is pollutes the water supply we need to survive? Not to mention all the creatures in the Pacific Ocean we consume. I have been talking about this for years, and still, no country has assisted in capping this thing. Without the water and the sun, we all die. It seems to me we are destroying this planet at an alarming rate, and no one gives a shit.

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 02:41 AM

10. Ugh.

We're doomed™.

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 05:17 AM

11. there is roughly 187 quintillion gallons of water in the pacific ocean.

i think the concern would be where exactly is the water going since it has not reached the ocean.

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Response to madrchsod (Reply #11)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 11:36 AM

13. I'm not worried about the ocean from this one.

If I lived there, I'd be worried about local groundwater/aquifers.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #13)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 02:11 PM

15. like the aquifer north of vegas....

billions a gallons of water polluted with nuclear testing contamination.

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Response to madrchsod (Reply #15)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 02:15 PM

16. Slowly creeping closer... Yep.

Someday, people are really going to regret that whole thing, because it's going to get there before it decays away.

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 05:35 AM

12. If my math is correct that would be 23980 gallons

which would be 3197 cubic feet which would be a square 1 foot deep of 154.8 ft per side
quiet a bit of water but only a speck compared to the ocean if it was to reach the ocean that is

I may be missing something here in my figures, just woke up and ain't had any coffee yet

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 01:11 PM

14. 100 tons = 25,000 gallons?


100 x 2000 lbs ( 1 ton) = 200,000 lbs

water = "A pint a pound the world around"

200,000 lbs divided by 8 (8 pints to a gallon ) = 25,000 gallons...


- Yum Yum Sushi Company

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Response to vkkv (Reply #14)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 07:21 PM

17. 1 gallon of water weighs 8.34 lbs. Not sure if that includes seawater and whatever else that water

held. If my math is correct, each ton would be almost 240 gallons. So I get 24,000 gals with my rough rounding. But, believe me I am the furthest thing from a math major, so maybe someone else can help.

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