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Member # 1659
 - posted March 10, 2011 23:49


____ Nitro & Snaggy get to high ground
Member # 123
 - posted March 11, 2011 04:03
We're good here, there's no warnings for the east coast of Vancouver Island.

Hope everyone else is safe... the footage from Japan is horrifying.
Member # 1659
 - posted March 11, 2011 05:07
____ So you get better sunrises than sunsets? Then I was confused by the cell phone locater!!
The Famous Druid
Member # 1769
 - posted March 11, 2011 08:58
Truly horrific.

They're saying it was 8,000 times as powerful as the NZ quake.
Member # 1659
 - posted March 11, 2011 20:51
____ Why, do they put those glow in the dark power-plants on or near fault lines??
Member # 615
 - posted March 12, 2011 08:36
Originally posted by TheMoMan:
____ Why, do they put those glow in the dark power-plants on or near fault lines??

Little known fact*, uranium needs a bit of a shake once in a while to keep it fizzy [Wink]

* i.e completely made up fact
Member # 1659
 - posted March 12, 2011 12:06
____ Is that Shaken not Stirred .
The Famous Druid
Member # 1769
 - posted March 12, 2011 16:29
Oh frak! [Frown] [weep]

Official: 2 Japanese nuclear reactors may be in meltdown

"We do believe that there is a possibility that meltdown has occurred. It is inside the reactor. We can't see. However, we are assuming that a meltdown has occurred," he said of the No. 1 reactor. "And with reactor No. 3, we are also assuming that the possibility of a meltdown as we carry out measures."

Member # 1659
 - posted March 12, 2011 21:36
____ This is not good!
Member # 2071
 - posted March 13, 2011 09:53
Satellite photos before and after Amazing and horrifying. Man proposes, God disposes.
The Famous Druid
Member # 1769
 - posted March 13, 2011 23:08

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Member # 1659
 - posted March 13, 2011 23:31
____ Just for giggles I googled subduction zones and found this link.


I also found links to subduction zone maps some of you may not sleep well.

The Famous Druid
Member # 1769
 - posted March 14, 2011 14:41
Frak! Frak! Frak!

from TFA:
A huge explosion hit the building housing the number-two reactor early today, the third blast at the plant since Saturday. Hydrogen explosions have previously hit Unit 1 and Unit 3.

As of 10.22am local time, 400 millisieverts of radiation were detected at the No. 2 and No. 3 reactors, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano told reporters. That is 20 times the annual limit for nuclear industry employees and uranium miners, according to the World Nuclear Association...

So, workers trying to fix the problem will reach their annual limit in about 3 minutes.

At Chernobyl, they brought in welders from all over the USSR to suit up, dash in for one quick weld, then leave having exceeded their legal annual radiation exposure.

Looks like they'll have to do the same in Japan.
Member # 1659
 - posted March 14, 2011 20:44
_____ As an old metal worker and having done forging and heat treating of steels and alloys. Temps. are above glowing. As steel get above orange and starts to look paler (white hot) when plunged in to the quench, the water starts to disassociate (read as H2 and HO) we kept pilot lights around the quench tubs to light the H2 as soon as there was enough to burn, some times we would turn off the over head lights and watch the pops. There is also a problem with the steel becoming brittle and possibly fracturing, from internal stresses.

____ This is not good!

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