Explosion reported at Fukushima #2

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    Probably "just news" again, and not "bad news."

    This would be the third reactor at Fukushima to suffer an explosion.
     
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    Explosion now confirmed by government.
     
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    "suppression pool" has been damaged. "desperate situation" says government.
     
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    Anybody know worst case scenario with this.........in terms of spread and effects???
     
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    That better be a misquote or a misprint. The steel walls of the containment vessel will melt at less than 1000C.

    Japan crisis: third explosion raises spectre of nuclear nightmare - Telegraph
     
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    Worst case is airborne fallout. All of the maps I've seen place the fallout on the California coast in 6-7 days from full melt. Those maps also seem to agree that the fallout would reach as far as New Mexico.

    The links to those maps are in one of the other threads. The bigger one, I think.

    Japanese government now reporting that radiation may be leaking from the core of #2.
     
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    the suppression pool is one of two barriers that encase the containment vessel.
     
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    damn man you're on it I just saw it too, they are saying radiation is leaking.......not much to flesh that out. IF the shell around the core is breached, they are so fuc!ed, those poor bastards.

    apparently they rods ARE melting.
     
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