What does a nuclear meltdown look like?


by FishmanGeertz
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Borek
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Jul5-11, 05:56 AM
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The way it is worded now is OK to me. "Died of radiation" implied radiation sickness, and was misleading.

This is not to downplay the problem, just to clarify the situation.
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Jul6-11, 08:26 AM
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Sorry I used the wrong language again. I edited the post. Please let me know if other changes are required.



I suggest that they died of radiation because, I believe radiation is the root cause that forced their evacuation. Please let me know if I'm mistaken.

It is my understanding that neither TEPCO, nor that government have acknowledged any deaths due to radiation sickness.
If you want to play that game than the root cause of the evacuation was the earthquake and tsunami.
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Jul6-11, 03:59 PM
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If you want to play that game than the root cause of the evacuation was the earthquake and tsunami.
I think he's talking about folks who died as a direct result of the radiation contamination. Don't think he's "playing a game"more like alluding to the fact that carers fled days after the tsunami cos they were quite attached to their existing genetic configuration
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Jul6-11, 04:28 PM
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If you want to play that game than the root cause of the evacuation was the earthquake and tsunami.
I understand your interesting point, and of course I am aware of the position of the earthquake in the chain of events. As I'm sure you understand, an earthquake is not an event that the nuclear industry has any control over. As such, the earthquake can not be the root cause. If you like, I suppose you could push the cause back to defects in the design or construction of the plant, or maybe the decision to utilize nuclear power.

I suppose I should have avoided the term 'root cause' so as to reduce obfuscation.


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