Interesting, at least they step up to answer for it. I was doing some research and found this:
I would have to look at all of those but was interested in how Hamaoka was reported as having 5 reactors. While it is true, only 2 of them are in operation (#4 and #5). Reactors 1 and 2 have been permanently shutdown and I believe that #3 will also never be used again as there was some issue with steam lines being cracked.
I pay attention to this site as I can basically see it on a clear day!
US Experts Fear 'Chernobyl-like' Crisis for Japan
By Ken Maguire
US nuclear experts warned Saturday that pumping sea water to cool a quake-hit Japanese nuclear reactor was an "act of desperation" that may foreshadow a Chernobyl-like disaster. Ref. Source 3
An "explosive impact" occurred at the No. 2 reactor at a quake-damaged nuclear power plant in Japan, plant's owner says. Ref. CNN
Apparent Pressure Drop After New Japan Nuclear Reactor Blast Sparks Concern [8:15 p.m. ET] Ref. ABC News
It looks like they are having issues with the balancing act of adding the water to cool down the core and managing the pressure. I actually got a few emails from some friends that are in the business and are getting first line info that they still believe that this is fairly fair from going Chernobyl but it is going to be similar to a 3-Mile Island situation.
However, with acknowledgement that they are at minimum partially melting the core, I will have to ask what their opinion is now.
Thanks for the update. If this were an inncident all on its own it would be world news still. Add to that the element of consistent tremors a devastating earthquake and tsunami I can only hope that some of these areas do not turn into a 'Katrina' as the days go by. I do not know about the Japanese but in general people behave rather civil initially, but when things start to get scarce the animal within tends to come to the surface.
We interrupt Japan Nuclear Power Plant Disaster to share interesting fact from old times:
Today is: 16th January (GMT), in history on the 16th of January, 1949 AD the following event happened:
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