Radiation:Fukushima reactors update
Posted: 20 December 2011 10:14 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Radiation:Fukushima reactors update

The accident phase was enden in Fukushima, as described at:

http://tinyurl.com/8yshwhy

But the process of “decommisioning reactors” is expected to take 40 years.

Ludwik Kowalski


Here is the link to yesterday’s summary:

http://icanps.go.jp/eng/111226ExecutiveSummary.pdf

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Posted: 27 December 2011 05:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Ludwik Kowalski - 20 December 2011 10:14 PM

Radiation:Fukushima reactors update

The accident phase was enden in Fukushima, as described at:

http://tinyurl.com/8yshwhy

But the process of “decommisioning reactors” is expected to take 40 years.

Ludwik Kowalski
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Thanks for the update.  Do you think that they will be able to keep things “stable” for the entire 40 years it will take to “decommission”?  Do you have any idea re: the nearby area surrounding Fukushima, as to whether it could be safely occupied by people again within or anytime soon after 40 years?  Do you think it likely that any of the massive amounts of radioactive material that was released will have any substantial effect on people in the U.S.?

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Posted: 27 December 2011 05:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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TimB - 27 December 2011 05:17 PM
Ludwik Kowalski - 20 December 2011 10:14 PM

Radiation:Fukushima reactors update

The accident phase was ended in Fukushima, as described at:

http://tinyurl.com/8yshwhy

But the process of “decommisioning reactors” is expected to take 40 years.

Ludwik Kowalski
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Thanks for the update.  Do you think that they will be able to keep things “stable” for the entire 40 years it will take to “decommission”?  Do you have any idea re: the nearby area surrounding Fukushima, as to whether it could be safely occupied by people again within or anytime soon after 40 years?  Do you think it likely that any of the massive amounts of radioactive material that was released will have any substantial effect on people in the U.S.?

1) It depends how strong, and how far away another earth quake will be.

2) You might also be interested in this summary of a long Japneese report, published yesterday.

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Posted: 27 December 2011 05:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Ludwik,  I was looking through the table of contents of your book and noticed a chapter about an interest in cold fusion. There is a thread prompt at the bottom of this page about cold fusion. It refers to an Italian guy named Rossi, who may have developed a device for low energy nuclear reaction (ultimately a lower cost energy production than current sources) or, of course, it may be another scam.  Have you looked into this? If so, what do you think?

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Posted: 27 December 2011 05:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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TimB - 27 December 2011 05:39 PM

Ludwik,  I was looking through the table of contents of your book and noticed a chapter about an interest in cold fusion. There is a thread prompt at the bottom of this page about cold fusion. It refers to an Italian guy named Rossi, who may have developed a device for low energy nuclear reaction (ultimately a lower cost energy production than current sources) or, of course, it may be another scam.  Have you looked into this? If so, what do you think?

My scientific article about Rossi’s book will be printed in January. But it is already available online:


http://www.ptep-online.com/index_files/2012/PP-28-07.PDF

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TimB - 27 December 2011 05:39 PM

Ludwik,  I was looking through the table of contents of your book and noticed a chapter about an interest in cold fusion. There is a thread prompt at the bottom of this page about cold fusion. It refers to an Italian guy named Rossi, who may have developed a device for low energy nuclear reaction (ultimately a lower cost energy production than current sources) or, of course, it may be another scam.  Have you looked into this? If so, what do you think?

My scientific article about Rossi’s book will be printed in January. But it is already available online:


http://www.ptep-online.com/index_files/2012/PP-28-07.PDF

Ludwik

Not having even had a high school chemistry class, I won’t pretend that I was able to follow the calculations in your article, but I liked your conclusions.  More than that I am in awe of your answering my question (“If so, what do you think?”) so effectively.  Wow.

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Frontline: Inside Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown

Frontline, the best journalist show on television, does it again.

The television episode really took the audience inside of the Fukushima reactors, the obtained video from the workers themselves.  They interview one of the helicopter pilots who carried water to the reactors.

“In the control room, people were saying we were finished,” said Takashi Sato, a reactor inspector who then worked for TEPCO, the company that operated Fukushima Daiichi. “They were saying it quietly, but they were saying it. We felt we had to flee.

“This sentiment was echoed by plant manager Masao Yoshida, who, according to witnesses, gathered his workers together and told them it was time to go home.

“Miles away in Tokyo, Prime Minister Naoto Kan caught wind that TEPCO was considering withdrawing its last line of defense against a complete nuclear meltdown. What happened next, as described in the above video, is just one example of the miscommunication and breakdown in trust between TEPCO and the government that would plague the days after the earthquake and tsunami.”

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