1. Post #1001
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    Might be a nuclear meltdown apparently, god that's scary, I hope it won't explode like in Russia.
    That accident was in Ukraina

    EDIT: Oh I mean Ukraine. Accidentally spelled it in swedish.

  2. Post #1002
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    July 2009
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    [release]The evacuation order went out also in the second nuclear power plant in Fukushima. [/release]

    Apparently.
    That's bad. This is one of the bad things of having Nuclear Power, we have to worry about every little thing that happens. Let's find out how to do Nuclear Fusion soon, no pollution, 10 times safer, and 10 times the energy.

  3. Post #1003
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    My mom walked in and saw I was really into this, thinking I was depressed about it she tried to make a joke "Well, Rice prices are going to go up!", I told her the joke was really in poor taste, "Rice usually does have a poor taste" she added the went to go watch the news and follow it

    What just happened.

    And it was more of a "Is radiation bad" comment that confused me, radiation is fucking awful and will kill you in a heartbeat, and is one of the biggest threats we have. Yeah it's bad
    trollmum
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  4. Post #1004
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    My JASDF cousin in Hokkaido called apparently at the time of the start of the quakes and my aunt was like lolwtf

  5. Post #1005
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    the reactor is gonna be fine
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  6. Post #1006
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    the reactor is gonna be fine
    Apparently not since they lost control of it.

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    Apparently not since they lost control of it.
    Oh shit.
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  8. Post #1008
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    the reactor is gonna be fine
    Reactor? There are five that have gone out of control, or at least lost power to the coolant systems.
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110312/...power_plant_17
    http://www.newser.com/article/d9ltbe...g-systems.html

  9. Post #1009
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    Serious question, but have any volunteer or government organizations in the U.S. come forth with the need for volunteers?

    I would very willingly go to Japan to help out with everything, if need be.
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  10. Post #1010
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    Reactor? There are five that have gone out of control, or at least lost power to the coolant systems.
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110312/...power_plant_17
    http://www.newser.com/article/d9ltbe...g-systems.html
    the reactors are gonna be fine*
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  11. Post #1011
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    Serious question, but have any volunteer or government organizations in the U.S. come forth with the need for volunteers?

    I would very willingly go to Japan to help out with everything, if need be.
    I doubt you will see much in the way of that kind of stuff until the situation is stablized.

  12. Post #1012
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    Serious question, but have any volunteer or government organizations in the U.S. come forth with the need for volunteers?

    I would very willingly go to Japan to help out with everything, if need be.
    Japan have only asked for a certain amount of help.
    Also, even if you signed up. You will not be sent over without any training whatsoever.

  13. Post #1013
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    the reactors are gonna be fine*
    I really hope you are right, five reactors worth of shit going into the atmosphere would not be good for the planet.

    Edited:

    Japan have only asked for a certain amount of help.
    Also, even if you signed up. You will not be sent over without any training whatsoever.
    Pretty much. This isn't some shitty third world country here, Japan can fend for itself for the most part with just a bit of foreign aid and supplies.
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  14. Post #1014
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    I doubt you will see much in the way of that kind of stuff until the situation is stablized.
    That makes sense, I suppose. They don't want untrained individuals wandering a potentially unstable area, IE buildings that have shifted off of their foundations and such, right? I mean, I know that I don't have anything along the lines of technical skills, but there's gotta be something, right?

    Also, I imagine they're going to be having blood and plasma shortages, so maybe the Red Cross will start up a donation program specifically for Japan?
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  15. Post #1015
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    Serious question, but have any volunteer or government organizations in the U.S. come forth with the need for volunteers?

    I would very willingly go to Japan to help out with everything, if need be.
    Not to sound mean or anything. But I'm sure they'd be looking for people with something to offer. You know. Like Medical teams or search and rescue experts. Not just the average joe looking to help out. As nice as that is.

  16. Post #1016
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    Its not like its been kept a secret for a week and a half and escalated from there.

  17. Post #1017
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    Its not like its been kept a secret for a week and a half and escalated from there.
    It's not like they have pants on head retarded leaders either.
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  18. Post #1018
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    Might be a nuclear meltdown apparently, god that's scary, I hope it won't explode like in Russia.
    In Chernobyl the reactors were still running, in Japan they were shut down as soon as the earthquake hit. There is a chance of leaking, but it will not even get close to the severity of the Chernobyl disaster.
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  19. Post #1019
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    In Chernobyl the reactors were still running, in Japan they were shut down as soon as the earthquake hit. There is a chance of leaking, but it will not even get close to the severity of the Chernobyl disaster.
    Shutdown for a nuclear reactor does not mean off. They're still reacting, and with the lack of coolant due to the power failure this could become a serious problem.
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  20. Post #1020
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    holy penis
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  21. Post #1021
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    In Chernobyl the reactors were still running, in Japan they were shut down as soon as the earthquake hit. There is a chance of leaking, but it will not even get close to the severity of the Chernobyl disaster.
    Oh thanks:buddy:
    Yeah thank god, It'd be a sad day if there was a meltdown...

  22. Post #1022
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    the military was all like "hey japan u want some coolant lol" and they're like "no thx, its coo"

    Edited:

    just fyi

  23. Post #1023
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    US Navy is en route
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  24. Post #1024
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    Shutdown for a nuclear reactor does not mean off. They're still reacting, and with the lack of coolant due to the power failure this could become a serious problem.
    Don't the control rods effectively stop the reaction? In most plants they are held up with electromagnets, so they should have dropped when the power failed.

  25. Post #1025
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    the military was all like "hey japan u want some coolant lol" and they're like "no thx, its coo"

    Edited:

    just fyi
    They have small men more then capable of fixing this. That would be my guess to why they rejected help.

  26. Post #1026
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    wait on the telly they're saying something about releasing the radioactive air

  27. Post #1027
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    wait on the telly they're saying something about releasing the radioactive air
    Releasing pressure buildup so there isn't an explosion?
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  28. Post #1028
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    April 2010
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    wait on the telly they're saying something about releasing the radioactive air
    Here is your answer:

    Officials planned to release slightly radioactive vapor from the unit to lower the pressure in an effort to protect it from a possible meltdown, but the continuing power supply problem has delayed the process.

    Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said the amount of radioactive element in the vapor would be "very small" and would not affect the environment or human health. "With evacuation in place and the ocean-bound wind, we can ensure the safety," he said at a televised news conference early Saturday.
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  29. Post #1029
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    I am pretty damn glad I live in a country as good as safe from volcano eruptions, earthquakes and tsunamis.
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  30. Post #1030
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    Don't the control rods effectively stop the reaction? In most plants they are held up with electromagnets, so they should have dropped when the power failed.
    It stops most of it, but there will still be a reaction going on it in, just slower.

  31. Post #1031
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    I am pretty damn glad I live in a country as good as safe from volcano eruptions, earthquakes and tsunamis.
    we get hurricanes where i live
    that's not that good either...

  32. Post #1032
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    England never gets anything like this thankfully.
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  33. Post #1033
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    I am pretty damn glad I live in a country as good as safe from volcano eruptions, earthquakes and tsunamis.
    Same.


    Germany - safe as shit, boring as shit. :h:

  34. Post #1034
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    England never gets anything like this thankfully.
    Well rain 24/7 doesn't sound so good :smug:
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  35. Post #1035
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    I am pretty damn glad I live in a country as good as safe from volcano eruptions, earthquakes and tsunamis.
    brazil fuck yeah

  36. Post #1036
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    England never gets anything like this thankfully.
    1 cm of snow and the entire infrastructure is paralyzed.
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  37. Post #1037
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    Well rain 24/7 doesn't sound so good :smug:
    It's definitely better than a tsunami/earthquake/nuclear problems. I heard the whole east coast is going to disappear underwater soon.

  38. Post #1038
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    brazil fuck yeah
    Don't you/they have random sinkholes?

  39. Post #1039
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    May 2007
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    Kinda pissing me off some people are saying they're going to pray for Japan. Its a good intention but it isn't going to do anything,

    Morale is important to an army just as food and supplies. It's amazing what some good will will do in a time of crisis, please don't put people down for trying to help.

  40. Post #1040
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    November 2008
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    Dude what the hell I fucking love rain.

    In other news, the tsunami should hit the north of Chile in about an hour, give or take half an hour.
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