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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted March 10, 2011 23:49      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
tsunami
tsunami
tsunami

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Benjamin Franklin,

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Icon 3 posted March 11, 2011 04:03      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
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.

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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted March 11, 2011 05:07      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
____ So you get better sunrises than sunsets? Then I was confused by the cell phone locater!!

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Icon 1 posted March 11, 2011 08:58      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Truly horrific.

They're saying it was 8,000 times as powerful as the NZ quake.

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Icon 1 posted March 11, 2011 20:51      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
____ Why, do they put those glow in the dark power-plants on or near fault lines??

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quote:
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

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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted March 12, 2011 12:06      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
____ Is that Shaken not Stirred .

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Icon 11 posted March 12, 2011 16:29      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Oh frak! [Frown] [weep]

quote:
TFA:
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."



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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted March 12, 2011 21:36      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
____ This is not good!

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Benjamin Franklin,

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Icon 1 posted March 13, 2011 09:53      Profile for Callipygous     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Satellite photos before and after Amazing and horrifying. Man proposes, God disposes.

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*speechless*

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____ Just for giggles I googled subduction zones and found this link.

http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/would+akin+Japan+disaster/4430865/story.html

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

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/research/structure/crust/cascadia.php

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Icon 1 posted March 14, 2011 14:41      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Frak! Frak! Frak!

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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.

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_____ 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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