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  •  Your Assessment.. (5+ / 0-)

    is not consistent with the facts we know or the imagery that we've seen from the Fukushima facility.

    If you truly believe this, you should read a few recent articles about what's been happening there recently.  It's very bad, and much worse than I had thought possible a week ago.

    •  And you don't like reading radiation sensors (3+ / 0-)
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      because of what ???

      "Facts are stubborn things," including output from radiation sensors.

      Financial capitalism's criminals + Angry White Males + KKK wannabes + Personality Disorder delusionals + George Will =EQ= The GOPer Base

      by vets74 on Fri Mar 18, 2011 at 09:10:09 AM PDT

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    •  Actually, it is perfectly consistent (3+ / 0-)
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      The explosions happened OUTSIDE the secondary containment.  The space where the venting was done was above the operations part of the reactor building.  (This was confirmed at the MIT panel discussion on Tuesday.)  Picture a tin shack on the roof of a bunker.  This is essentially what this was.  The tin shack blew sky high but the bunker itself is relatively intact below the layer of rubble.  Look again at the BWR diagram and you can see what I mean.  The beams in the diagram are the ones you see extending 4 panels down on unit 4.  That same level is the level at 1 and 3.  Everything below there was SHIELDED from the blast by the floor of the refuel level as the force of the explosion took the path of least resistance out the roof and sides.

      I've posted variations of this in a number of diaries where this same misinterpretation of events has been mentioned.  I am in the process of writing a diary about containment structures which addresses this point as well.

      Free: The Authoritarians - all about those who follow strong leaders.

      by kbman on Fri Mar 18, 2011 at 11:00:09 AM PDT

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      •  Plus... the Japanese would have run everybody (2+ / 0-)
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        out of Ibaraki Prefecture ASAP if there was a pending airborne radiation threat.

        Financial capitalism's criminals + Angry White Males + KKK wannabes + Personality Disorder delusionals + George Will =EQ= The GOPer Base

        by vets74 on Fri Mar 18, 2011 at 12:10:29 PM PDT

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