Archive for March, 2011

NCNUKE readers have been ahead of the blast damage aspect of the nuclear disaster in Japan.  Three explosions at Fukushima Diiachi reactors #1, and 3 have no doubt caused the raising radiation levels.  A more hostile and dangerous work environment would be hard to imagine.  Now the Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) the plants operator is talking about using seawater dropped by helicopter to cool the damaged reactor!   It is a clear sign of how desperate the Continue reading

Reports are filtering in that the radiation being released has a half life of 30-45 secounds. Yes this is a very serious situation, but all the major news outlets are going alittle to far with it…

David Brenner, director of the Center for Radiological Research at Columbia University, said “at this point in time there’s no real evidence that there are health risks to the general population.”

Loud noises were heard at Fukushima Daiichi 2 at 6.10am this morning. A major component beneath the reactor is confirmed to be damaged. We will keep you updated on this situation.

Japanese authorities are now reportedly batting a fire at the Fukushima #4 reactor! The scope of this ongoing disaster is staggering! Radiation, fire, explosion damage, earthquake damage, buildup of dangerous gasses. The emergency workers must be near exhaustion!

Ncnuke is excited to announce that we have lined up an exclusive guest commitator. Republican Congressional candidate Ilario Pantano plans to release a statement to we will keep you posted on the release date.

     In order to give our readers an insight into the problems associated with the nuclear disaster at Fukushima;  a little background is required.  Radiation exposure safety levels are not just a function of the intensity of the radiation that a person is exposed to.  It is also a function of the length of time a person was exposed.  Previously we used this analogy.  The person being exposed is like a large sponge in a empty sink.  The water is like the radiation.   A spigot on full force for a brief time will saturate less than a slow steady stream over a much longer time.  Continue reading

Japanese Authorities reported that the blast which occurred at the badly crippled Fukushima #3  damaged 4 out of 5 of the cooling pumps!  Blast damage has become an increasingly important part of this story.  These facilities in general are all about containment.  The buildup of explosive gas in this hostile environment has been hampering efforts to cool the reactors.

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An “explosive impact” occurred at the No. 2 reactor at a quake-damaged nuclear power plant in Japan, plant’s owner says.

Authorities in Japan are now reporting that fuel rods are melting at the 3 crippled reactors.  Their containment vessels are still intact preventing a catastrophic radiation release.  It shows that Japanese authorities attempts to cool the reactors have failed so far.  They have reported that up to 180,000 have been evacuated.  Newer experimental reactor designs like Pebble Bed Reactor’s are virtually meltdown proof.  These older GE Mark 1 BWR require massive cooling  Continue reading