ink face Posted April 13, 2011 Share Posted April 13, 2011 It seems like everyone has just kind of moved on with the whole earthquake/tsunami deal so i thought i'd bring to attention that the nuclear crisis over there is far from over and is in many ways, worsening. Personally I think this has the potential to be the worst nuclear disaster in wold history, as there are 3 separate reactors suffering meltdown, full or otherwise as well as a pool of damaged spent fuel rods. Where as the Chernobyl disaster was just the single reactor. Anyway, for those of you interested... Fukushima now at Chernobyl level disaster (Level 7) (NHK) The Japanese government’s nuclear safety agency has decided to raise the crisis level of the Fukushima Daiichi power plant accident from 5 to 7, the worst on the international scale. Each of the seven steps of the crisis scale represents a ten times increase in the severity of the incident. In other words, the disaster is now officialy 100 times worse than it was (previously at level 5, now at level 7). Many suspected this all along, but now it is official. (KYODO) The release of a preliminary calculation Monday by the Nuclear Safety Commission of Japan, said the nuclear plant was releasing up to 10,000 terabecquerels of radioactive materials per hour. The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency made the decision on Monday. It says the damaged facilities have been releasing a massive amount of radioactive substances, which are posing a threat to human health and the environment over a wide area. A fire broke out Tuesday morning, but was soon extinguished, the plant operator said. (no further details on the fire at this time) this site has been updating the goings on over there on a daily basis since the day it was discovered there was a problem at the plant. Some of the comments are ridiculous, but i haven't found anywhere else following the situation on a day to day basis. http://modernsurvivalblog.com/nuclear/west-coast-usa-danger-if-japan-nuclear-reactor-meltdown/ Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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