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Title: The nuclear crisis in Nippon
Post by: Yossarian on 17 March 2011, 22:25:31
I hope this is in the correct thread.


Anyway what do you folks feel about the worsening situation the crippled nuclear plants, three of which I presume on the coast close to the epicenter of the massive earthquake last week?

What worries me is if the situation gets from worse to hellish. I would not hate to see a Chernobyl of my time, it would poison that portion of Japan and create another Red Forest similar to the poisonous areas of Ukraine, this would lead to huge humanitarian crisis for decades, as people would be poisoned anywhere near the plant.

The thought of Japanese firefighters and possibly American sailors working alongside Japanese rescue workers and authorities filling a sarcophagus around a burning highly radioactive bu ring reactor like the Soviets before them.

That would leave dozens if not hundereds incredibly sick, and many would be killed form radioactive illness. Adding to the already devastating death toll of the earthquake in that region and the resulting tsunami.

I do not know if Japan could ever recover from that, seeing as this would be different, I think it is a tragedy in it's self, but also happening in the only country to be attacked by nuclear weapons in history as well, shows just true dispair, utter hopelessness.

I just hope personally that the situation can be diffused, of all things on our to do list, mankind has GOT to find another means of producing energy, having to potential environmental disasters around major population centers is just not worth the power they produce, and the waste storage? We can't even go there.

What do you guys think on the situation in Japan?


Title: Re: The nuclear crisis in Nipon
Post by: Rattler on 17 March 2011, 22:40:56
Already discussed here: http://www.warandtactics.com/smf/planet-earth-the-serious-stuff-non-mil-news/japan-going-chernobyl/ (http://www.warandtactics.com/smf/planet-earth-the-serious-stuff-non-mil-news/japan-going-chernobyl/)

Also ok to have that in science, though, maybe in the end the thread will move there anyway.

Let me know whether I should add your post to the other thread?

I will update later tonight, but atm it does not look this will be another Chernobyl, even in a worst case scenario (probably something like a sixfold Three Miles Island), too many factors are completely different, and all in the favor of a Chernobyl situation not happening (actually, this is by now almost impossible).

My bet is that soon people will be able to go back to thier houses again, and can open the windows in Tokyo again.

Rattler


Title: Re: The nuclear crisis in Nipon
Post by: Yossarian on 18 March 2011, 22:47:03
The category on the forum that holds the most close connection to science and technology based world issues.


Thanks, and sorry for misposting


Title: Re: The nuclear crisis in Nipon
Post by: Rattler on 18 March 2011, 23:42:38
NP, we will leave it here, the answers to your inquiry so far are in the other thread (world non-mil news): http://www.warandtactics.com/smf/planet-earth-the-serious-stuff-non-mil-news/japan-going-chernobyl/ (http://www.warandtactics.com/smf/planet-earth-the-serious-stuff-non-mil-news/japan-going-chernobyl/)

Rattler


Title: Re: The nuclear crisis in Nipon
Post by: Mad_Russian on 19 March 2011, 00:36:31
The Japanese term is Nippon. Not Nipon.

Good Hunting.

MR


Title: Re: The nuclear crisis in Nipon
Post by: Administrative Co-Worker on 19 March 2011, 19:00:04
The Japanese term is Nippon. Not Nipon.

Good Hunting.

MR


corrected  standsalute


Title: Re: The nuclear crisis in Nipon
Post by: Yossarian on 20 March 2011, 18:40:52
The Japanese term is Nippon. Not Nipon.

Good Hunting.

MR


Much gratitude :)