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  •  Here's a disturbing paragraph from the link you (6+ / 0-)

    posted about TEPCO wanting to release radiation into the ocean:

    At 10:46 a.m., Thursday, an alarm sounded and a worker saw smoke coming from a spent fuel storage building at Fukushima. According to a TEPCO release, an auxiliary power cable for floor polishing equipment used in decontamination work began smoking, then stopped when it was unplugged a few minutes later. The fire department arrived and confirmed the fire was out. Its cause is under investigation.
    That can't be an accurate report because an extension cord ("auxiliary power cable") doesn't have enough insulation around it to create enough smoke to be seen from outside a large building.  This doesn't past the smell test (and when extension cords overheat, the smell is usually more significant than the smoke).  Also, are we to believe that the shorting of a power cord at a nuclear facility, to the point that it was smoking, didn't trip a breaker?

    Bad information from a nuke agency?? Who's ever heard of such a thing?

    "Well, yeah, the Constitution is worth it if you succeed." - Nancy Pelosi // Question: "succeed" at what?

    by nailbender on Mon Mar 11, 2013 at 01:52:18 PM PDT

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