26 March 2011 07:26:15
Fascinating, so all the pro nuclear posters have disappeared, you know the ones - that accused me of scaremongering when I said it had to be a reactor breach or Iodine 131 and Caesium 137 would NOT have been released.
Now let me give you another prediction, the fuel rods along with their Zircalloy cases in reactor three have melted, and are in a state of meltdown. Re-criticality is not just possible in this state, it is now likely.
Plutonium, which apart from being in a highly radioactive state, is also the most toxic substance known to man, has been involved in combustion and is outside the reactor as particulates in the black smoke. There are 32 x 172kg fuel rods containing Uranium and Plutonium in reactor 3 building. Reactor and storage ponds compromised.
Now, to the pundits who say it could not happen here, where would we be without nuclear fuel.
Firstly we would be a lot safer, secondly we would be leaving a world for our children that would not REQUIRE many of them to spend their lives nursing OUR NUCLEAR WASTE - FOR GENERATIONS!
Regards power shortfall, the UK's and indeed the world’s energy is virtually untapped re- hydro. Britain is mapped with rivers - how many hydro stations do you see? Very few! There are several generating substantial amounts of electricity, but the nation is mainly wasting immense opportunities, especially for localised power.
Why hasn't it been developed? It doesn't produce weapons grade plutonium does it?
Hydro IS the power source for third world countries. The stupid people who have allowed some of them to develop nuclear will leave us all to pay dearly for that. Do you think Iran will be as honourable as Japan when it comes to workers KNOWINGLY risking and losing their lives to contain this disaster?
No, they will be running the other way.
Now regards the safety of the West’s nuclear 'technology', the
UK HAS 11 REACTORS STILL IN USE THAT ARE PAST THEIR DECOMMISSIONING TIME!
Of them, Sellafield has had a catalogue of faults and leakages. Apart from the 1957 accident which was a massive scale that sent radiations clouds over Europe, there have been a catalogue of faults since including a Cat 3 nuclear incident which left 20 tonnes of Uranium and Plutonium, dissolved in nitric acid, UNDETECTED FOR EIGHT MONTHS, in an inaccessible area of the plant!
Sellafield is the storage facility for nuclear deep store waste now, it is built on a known fault line -
For those pro's out there who say it couldn't happen -
The UK and its waters have numerous earthquakes every month, last month there were several over 3.5.
SELLAFIELDS AGEING REACTOR WAS ONLY DESIGNED TO WITHSTAND A 3.2. They do not like to admit this.
Check this out though -
or how about UK REAL history -
Have a click on the Carlisle quake, a 4.7 magnitude in CUMBRIA, where is Sellafield?