Japanese abandon six nuclear reactors

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    Six abandoned reactors...four with partial meltdowns and three with spent fuel rods and no containment vessel. This is a disaster of the first magnitude for the people of Japan.

    Unbelievable!
     
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    Leaving it with active fires is not a good sign. They know they can't stop it. And as the luck of the Japanese has been lately, the winds are from the NE, of course.
     
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    All workers have been evacuated from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan due to the threat of radiation, with fears the containment vessel around the No. 3 reactor may have been damaged.

    Television images earlier showed white smoke, now thought to be steam, drifting from the nuclear plant, crippled by last week's devastating earthquake and ensuing tsunami.

    Chief government spokesman Yukio Edano says the containment vessel at the No. 3 reactor may have suffered damage.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/03/16/3165601.htm?section=justin
     
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    Closeup of #4 today. Is the rubble to the left is what is left of #3 outer building?

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    I don't know.

    But reactors 4, 5, and 6 contain spent fuel rods with NO containment vessel.

    They will release caesium-137 if they burn...just like Chernobyl.
     
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    De-Assing the area totally is certainly not a good sign at all.
     
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    There have been rumors that cesium has already been measured, and looking at #4, it wouldn't be a surprise. I'm trying to watch the live feed but they are only showing the plant intermittently. Looks to me like the smoke is already increasing.
     
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    They are discussing that photo now. The rubble to the left IS the damage to #3.
     
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    Where are all the idiots who said the press was overblowing this disaster?
     
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    Twitter is now abuzz that the plant was NOT evacuated.....

    I heard the guy say it in the press conference?!?

    All of the MSM networks are reporting "operations suspended" and workers have left.

    Smoke appears to be coming from #3 or #4, most are saying #3.
     

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