Is it possible to vent the nuclear power plants in Japan into another containment structure?

Question by Phil Osopher Not: Is it possible to vent the nuclear power plants in Japan into another containment structure?
Can they vent the nuke plants into something like one of those natural gas storage tanks that rise up and down?

How does the cooling with sea water work?
Doesn’t it overflow to somewhere as well as turning to steam?

Why haven’t they flown in self contained generators to power the nuke plants pumps?

Best answer:

Answer by mariskalen kampf Strudl v.Wurst!
They cannot get enough water into the reactors because, apparently, all the pumps were damaged after the tsunami. Nothing else can or needs to be done, but get the water flowing again.


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Russian bombers circle Japan & TEPCO trying to restart its nuclear reactors 9-9-2011

Any ideas as to what’s going on with Russian bombers? (see link below under “Society and Others”) – and Good for the governor of Niigata prefecture for not jumping in bed with TEPCO! For more information on nuclear plants worldwide, please see below: Arnie and Maggie Gundersen/Fairewinds Associates (Mr. Gundersen, a nuclear engineer and a former nuclear industry executive, is an unequalled US expert on nuclear energy and nuclear industry problems): Websites recommended by Arnold Gundersen: Nuclear Regulatory Commission daily reports (what’s happening at nuclear plants near you): Fukushima links (Fukushima Daiichi live and a youtube compressed version): Check out koizuka77 channel to get a feel as to what’s going on in Japan and how the Japanese public deals with the disaster: Weather (radiation flow) from Fukushima: News and Updates: SACE Bellefonte Nuclear Plant (Alabama, UNITED STATES, constructed/operated by Tennessee Valley Authority) Arnie Gundersen’s Report of 08/09/2011 is available on: TVA’s Board of Directors responsible for the plant’s
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California Day 400+ Japan Nuclear airborne aerosols 131I, 137Cs, and 35S sadness

The Journal Environmental Science and Technology reports in a new study that the Fukushima radiation plume contacted North America at California “with greatest exposure in central and southern California,” Projected paths of the radioactive atmospheric plume emanating from the Fukushima reactors, best described as airborne particles or aerosols for 131I, 137Cs, and 35S, and subsequent atmospheric monitoring showed it coming in contact with the North American continent at California, with greatest exposure in central and southern California. Government monitoring sites in Anaheim (southern California) recorded peak airborne concentrations of 131I at 1.9 pCi m−3 my grand baby RIP 4 18 12. you where to good for this place. I did everything I could to stop it baby. I can look back at the last 3 years, and the helpers of the underground. NO blood on our hands. USA your already in trouble with nuclear fallout. Love Scott radioactive kelp Now in California from Fukushima: Obama Lies to Public! Fukushima Report Introduced by Top Official Hosono: “Other reactors are all in considerably severe condition” — 14 total; Dai-ni, Onagawa, Tokai — “Extreme situations, though not much has been broadcast” Climate Change Update (20 April 2012) 14 Reactors in Japan “Severe Condition” PO Box 657 Goshen Ca. 93227 NOTE: Half-life is the time taken for a radioactive substance to decay by half.] * Cesium-134 ~ 2 years * Cesium
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Japan closes last reactor, ‘energy crisis looms’

Japan is set to turn off its last working reactor this weekend, leaving one of the world’s largest industrial nations without a source of nuclear energy for the first time in almost 50 years. The government has bowed to public pressure following last year’s disaster at the Fukushima power plant after the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami. For more on the impact of the shut-down, RT talks to James Corbett, editor of The Corbett Report. RT on Twitter RT on Facebook
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Neutron Beams Detected at Japan Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant – 23 March

The 13 measured neutron beams may be evidence that uranium and plutonium leaked from the plant’s nuclear reactors and spent nuclear fuels have discharged a small amount of neutron beams through nuclear fission. Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Wednesday, March 23, it has observed a neutron beam, a kind of radioactive ray, 13 times on the premises of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant after it was crippled by the massive March 11 quake-tsunami disaster. TEPCO, the operator of the nuclear plant, said the neutron beam measured about 1.5 kilometers southwest of the plant’s No. 1 and 2 reactors over three days from March 13 and is equivalent to 0.01 to 0.02 microsieverts per hour and that this is not a dangerous level. The utility firm said it will measure uranium and plutonium, which could emit a neutron beam, as well. In the 1999 criticality accident at a nuclear fuel processing plant run by JCO Co. in Tokaimura, Ibaraki Prefecture, uranium broke apart continually in nuclear fission, causing a massive amount of neutron beams. * Observation from Scientist Susan Rennison: “Have the Japanese been caught out by spy satellites? A meltdown occurs when the control rods fail to contain nuclear reactions in the form of neutron emission and so heat levels inside the reactor rises to a point where the fuel itself melts. This is the level, where neutron beams can be observed. When a nuclear chain reaction occurs, neutrons bombard atoms of the nuclear fuel, splitting
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Chemistry: A Volatile History – The Power of the Elements BBC In the final part, Professor Al-Khalili uncovers tales of success and heartache in the story of chemists’ battle to control and combine the elements, and build our modern world. He reveals the dramatic breakthroughs which harnessed their might to release almost unimaginable power, and he journeys to the centre of modern day alchemy, where scientists are attempting to command the extreme forces of nature and create brand new elements

Black Rain In Japan! Ex Japanese Nuclear Regulator Blames Radioactive Animal Feed on “Black Rain”

Fukushima Will Happen In United States!? While many radioactive cattle have been discovered large distances from Fukushima, what is more important is where their feed is coming from. “It’s not only about the radioactive cattle in Fukushima Prefecture; its also about the radioactive straw the cattle eat that was grown elsewhere”. Straw found 45 miles from Fukushima is highly contaminated with radioactive cesium, which is an indication that radiation has contaminated large portions of Northern Japan. More than half a million disintegrations per second in a kilogram of straw are comparable to Chernobyl levels. This proves that the American Nuclear Regulatory Commission was correct when it told Americans to evacuate beyond 50 miles and that the Japanese should have done the same. An Ex-Secretariat of Japan’s Nuclear Safety Commission blames this contamination on “Black Rain”. Rather than minimize the information the Japanese people receive, Gundersen suggests minimizing their radiation exposure.”Fair Use: “Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.”
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Journalists given tour of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan

Nuclear workers are making painstaking progress at Japan’s crippled Fukushima Daiichi atomic power plant more than 11 months after last year’s devastating earthquake and tsunami.

Intel Hub Podcast #12 Popeye speaks to Christina Consolo AKA the RadChick about the leaking nuclear power plants in the United States of America and solutions. The next day Christina’s daughter was harassed by the police just like last time she was on Popeye’s Radio Show The Intel Hub: FederalJack: Fukushima Facts: RadChick’s Facebook Page: Orion Talk Radio:

“No Happy Ending”: Nuclear Experts Say Japan’s Crisis is Intensifying, Sparks Global Alarm. 1 of 2 – Japan’s nuclear crisis is intensifying. A second reactor unit at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station may have ruptured and appears to be releasing radioactive steam. The plant has been hit by several explosions after a devastating earthquake and tsunami last Friday damaged its cooling functions. It has sent low levels of radiation wafting into Tokyo more than 130 miles away. The company operating the reactors withdrew at least 750 workers on Tueday, leaving a crew of 50 struggling to lower the temperatures. Watch Part 2: Democracy Now! speaks to three people on its March 16th program: Philip White of the Citizens’ Nuclear Information Center in Tokyo; Peter Ford of the Christian Science Monitor reporting in Sendai; and Peter Bradford, a former commissioner at the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. “The best case scenario at this point is not a good one … for the public or for the nuclear industry,” Bradford says. “There is not going to be a happy ending to this story.” For the video/audio podcast, transcript, to sign up for the daily news digest, and for additional reporting on the crisis in Japan: visit FOLLOW US: Facebook: Twitter: @democracynow Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today, visit

How would the nuclear power plant explosion in Japan be different from the one in Chernobyl?

Question by Leopard Gecko 2.0: How would the nuclear power plant explosion in Japan be different from the one in Chernobyl?
Also, If the nuclear power plant in Japan is already experiencing explosions why has it not been blown to pieces yet?

Best answer:

Answer by Alex
Because the explosions, while contaminated with radiation, were not core explosions like what happened in Chernobyl.

That one blew huge chunks of the core fuel all over the place.

Japan is facing not an explosion hazard so much as a meltdown risk.

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Q&A: Why bury Japanese reactors in sand?

Question by kittycat: Why bury Japanese reactors in sand?
Who are these people, who suggest burying red-hot nuclear reactors in sand? The Three Stooges?

Anyone, who knows anything, about sand, in the presence of intense heat, such as a broken down Nuclear plant, should know what happens to sand, when it is heated.

Doesn’t the Nuclear Regulatory Commission know that super-heated sand turns to GLASS?

Any optician can confirm that this is how corrective glasses are made.

Why dont the experts know this?

Best answer:

Answer by Easter Egg
out of sight, out of wind.

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Japan nuclear crisis goes global

Historic Seismic Activity: 1850-2007
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Japan nuclear crisis goes global
Radiation is spreading around the world as a small nuclear wasteland grows near the heart of Japan. The desperate struggle to restart the crippled reactors’ own cooling systems in order to bring them under control is producing little to no results, and is shrouded in uncertainties.
Read more on Asia Times

Researchers Discover The Cause Of Irradiation-Induced Instability In Materials Surfaces
Key insight may help nuclear industry advance clean fusion power A new discovery about the dynamic impact of individual energetic particles into a solid surface improves our ability to predict surface stability or instability of materials under irradiation over time. The finding may lead to the design of improved structural materials for nuclear fission and fusion power plants, which must …
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Governments must pay for clean-energy innovation
The current obsession with nuclear power is a red herring, says Marty Hoffert. The United States and others should instead invest in a clean-energy revolution.
Read more on Nature

Should we fear Japan ’s fallout in Idaho?

Should we fear Japan ’s fallout in Idaho?
Monitors pick up traces of radiation here, but it’s extremely low
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Nuclear Risk Expert: Fukushima’s Fuel Could Still Seep Out
It’s Theo Theofanous’s job to worry about worst-case scenarios. As director of the Center for Risk Studies and Safety at UC Santa Barbara, he tries to quantify the unthinkable and calculate the likelihood of utter disaster.
Read more on IEEE Spectrum

Nuclear sleuths sift fallout for clues
Three weeks into the nuclear crisis in Japan, minute traces of radioactive dust have circled the globe.
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Japan earthquake shuts nuclear power plants, leaves residents in dark

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Japan earthquake shuts nuclear power plants, leaves residents in dark
At least a dozen nuclear power plants have shut down across the country and millions of buildings around Tokyo were left without power from the Japan earthquake.
Read more on The Christian Science Monitor

Negotiations on Minn. nuclear power change ramp up
The push to open Minnesota up to more nuclear power is nearing its final stages at the state Capitol. A House-Senate conference committee planned to meet Friday to continue working on a unified proposal for scrapping a ban on new nuclear plant construction.
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Official: China should export nuclear power
Nuclear power is China’s strategic emerging industry, and promoting nuclear power exports can facilitate the upgrading and transformation of China’s foreign trade structure, said Yang Qi, honorary president of the Nuclear Power Institute of China, during the Fourth Session of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference National Committee.
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Magnetic hybrid motorbike unveiled in Japan

A Japanese vehicle manufacturer unveiled the prototype of a new electric motorbike carrying a hybrid magnetic motor, which can run almost noiselessly up to 180 kilometres (112 miles) on one charge. Tokyo-based Axle Corporation says that the battery of the next-generation electric vehicle motorbike can be charged at home, in the same way as a cellular phone. It takes a little over 6 hours to fully charge the battery, and the vehicle’s maximum speed is capable of reaching 150 kilometres per hour (93 miles per hour). The company says the futuristic motorbike enjoys high energy efficiency thanks to a state-of-the-art magnetic motor which is a hybrid between a electromagnet and a permanent magnet. The new motor, called SUMO, short for “super motor,” is housed inside the bike’s rear wheel. The manufacture says the new motor is seven-times more cost efficient than gas-powered scooters. Daisuke Ito, a professional racer who test rode the EV-X7 prototype, said it could potentially replace machines we now see in motor races. “I just feel that in the near future, we’ll be seeing these kinds of electric motorbikes running all around town. And when that happens, conventional vehicles could disappear from motor racing, too, and well be competing only in electric vehicles.” Reuters RTV521706
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Short extract from the Project Camelot’s interview with G. Green where he shows how to build a magnetic motor.

Q&A: I hear that Japan has already made a motorcycle that is powered by a magnetic engine, is this true?

Question by trey: I hear that Japan has already made a motorcycle that is powered by a magnetic engine, is this true?
If so, will it ever go into production?

What could prevent it from being produced?

Best answer:

Answer by Inkskipp
Haven’t heard that one, no.

The only company I know that is producing magnetic motors is called Japan Magnetic Fan Co., – invented and run by K.Minato.

Conventional physics and engineering does not take magnetic engines/power seriously, because getting power from magnets is in the realm of “Free energy” devices. The patent office would not even consider it, so that is why people like Steorn, and Minato have such a hard time with their inventions.

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Japan to promote nuclear energy at G8 summit – 06 Jul 08

Leaders of some of the world’s richest countries are heading to Japan for their annual meeting. This year’s G8 summit will focus on African development issues, skyrocketing fuel prices and the possibility of worldwide economic recession. Japan think part of the solution to the rising cost of fuel, and a way to reduce green house emissions, is nuclear energy. Paul Allen reports.