View Full Version : third blast tonight ~ heaven help these people
03-14-2011, 09:55 PM
A third explosion in four days hits a nuclear plant in Japan damaged in Friday's earthquake, as radiation levels rise amid fears of a meltdown.
03-15-2011, 12:24 AM
just a small point...i think it was the tsunami that actually damaged the plants ability to run coolant, not the earthquake.
03-15-2011, 12:38 PM
I think they're saying the quake may have damaged the containment system worse than originally thought and it's not just the cooling issue brought on by shorting out the water recycling.
Officials have referred to a possible crack in the suppression chamber of reactor 2 - a large doughnut-shaped structure below the reactor housing. That would allow steam, containing radioactive substances, to escape continuously.
Either way, the combination quake/tsunami are wreaking havoc. I think the thing will ultimately blow.
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