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Peace Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-28-11 06:33 AM
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6. Radiation spreading in seawater? Ya think?
I know that the article's title is trying to make a fine distinction between water in one place and water in another adjacent place, but the fact is that water is ... um ... water. Like air is air. It has this inherent quality of liquidity. And there are just too many stupid frigging news articles on this disaster which promote the notion that there is some way to "contain" a meltdown of 6 nuclear reactors with 6 even more dangerous "spent fuel" rod tanks, all jammed together at one site, hit by a 9.0 earthquake and 46 ft tsunami.

This is, of course, THE PROBLEM with nuclear power. There is NO system that can contain its utterly deadly fuel. Its fuel requires CONSTANT watering, and, when all the watering systems at Fukushima, including the backups of the backups, got blown out by the 46 ft tsunami, everything started to melt down, and then the water desperately dumped on these plants to stop the meltdowns, goes where?

All the news articles assume that you can WASH this horrible toxic death trap. WASH it! The problem is that you can't.
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  -Radiation in seawater may be spreading in Japan Omaha Steve  Mar-27-11 11:16 PM   #0 
  - TEPCO rules out having an independent monitor oversee the various checks  Raschel   Mar-27-11 11:36 PM   #1 
  - As far as I can tell, the IAEA has teams in Japan now  suffragette   Mar-27-11 11:39 PM   #2 
  - Send in the GE CEO and GE's top management  avaistheone1   Mar-28-11 12:52 AM   #3 
     - Yes. This requires executive loafers on the ground.  aquart   Mar-28-11 01:59 AM   #4 
     - There must be some good reason why they are paid the big bucks.  avaistheone1   Mar-28-11 10:46 AM   #7 
        - No. Actually there isn't.  aquart   Mar-28-11 12:15 PM   #8 
           - Oligopoly profits reigning down on them.  franzia99   Apr-11-11 02:08 AM   #30 
     - GE and TEPCO execs should be required to go into the plant  franzia99   Apr-11-11 02:05 AM   #27 
  - Link? As IAEA, Greenpeace & various others are already in japan & running  Hannah Bell   Mar-28-11 02:31 AM   #5 
     - No. It's in the article.  Raschel   Mar-28-11 04:13 PM   #24 
  - Radiation spreading in seawater? Ya think?  Peace Patriot   Mar-28-11 06:33 AM   #6 
  - Highly radioactive water leaks outside Japan's nuclear plant building  highplainsdem   Mar-28-11 02:15 PM   #9 
  - Bring some Nestle Hot Cocoa Mix and you could make some hot chocolate that never cools off!  OneTenthofOnePercent   Mar-28-11 02:15 PM   #10 
  - lol  franzia99   Apr-11-11 02:07 AM   #29 
  - K&R n/t  DeSwiss   Mar-28-11 02:15 PM   #11 
  - Just a good old K&R n/t  intaglio   Mar-28-11 02:15 PM   #12 
  - "can cause temporary radiation sickness". Wow, it's only temporary! nt  thereismore   Mar-28-11 02:15 PM   #13 
  - and good for you, too!  ixion   Mar-28-11 02:15 PM   #14 
  - Later on, you get temporary cancer. n/t  daleo   Mar-28-11 10:12 PM   #25 
     - Temporary in that it's not active cancer after you die from it.  franzia99   Apr-11-11 02:09 AM   #32 
        - You have cancer right now. I guarantee it.  boppers   Apr-11-11 02:41 AM   #33 
  - They said they'd stop the radioactive discharges by now but have failed to do so  franzia99   Apr-11-11 02:06 AM   #28 
  - Japan Fears Nuclear Reactor Is Leaking Contaminated Water  Botany   Mar-28-11 02:16 PM   #15 
  - recommend  xchrom   Mar-28-11 02:16 PM   #16 
  - Japan KNOWS that It's Leaking Radioactives in the Air, Water and Land  Demeter   Mar-28-11 02:16 PM   #17 
  - +1.  closeupready   Mar-28-11 02:16 PM   #19 
  - They fear it or they know it and they are trying to get the news out as gently as possible?  LaurenG   Mar-28-11 02:16 PM   #18 
  - "plutonium had been detected in soil at five locations at the plant"  Vinnie From Indy   Mar-28-11 02:16 PM   #20 
  - Without a doubt the containment vessels have been breeched and the ..  Botany   Mar-28-11 02:16 PM   #21 
  - Assuming that it's as bad as can be imagined, how bad is that?  Rageneau   Mar-28-11 02:16 PM   #22 
     - Nobody knows  Botany   Mar-28-11 02:16 PM   #23 
  - I hope Japan will be able to recover  franzia99   Apr-11-11 02:02 AM   #26 
  - k&r  avaistheone1   Apr-11-11 02:09 AM   #31 

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