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    News US Bans Travelers from Certain Muslim Countries

    No the intelligence agencies should have a good handle on terrorist supporters. Look at who they are following on Facebook or twitter, if they attend a mosque with a radical Amon etc. But that might be giving to much credit to "intelligence" agencies.
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    News US Bans Travelers from Certain Muslim Countries

    He never banned people of certain races or religions only people from certain countries. Not that I agree with the blanket ban from the 7 countries. Now if he had banned supporters of ISIS, Al Quida and other terrorist groups I would be all for it. I am a Canadian and I would hope our...
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    Programs Should I major in Physics or Geology when I am terrible at math?

    Correct me if I am wrong in reading what you are saying here but are you recommending doing problems repeatedly until you understand the concept or the opposite? That there is no real point in doing the problems until the basic theorems/concepts are understood? If it is the later I would agree...
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    Cleaning up radioactive or mine waste

    Did you not read how environmentally unsafe the mining practices in China are for the illegal mines and standards largely ignored by the larger ones. Never mind this is getting way to off topic for this forum.
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    Cleaning up radioactive or mine waste

    I am neither scared nor feeling guilty. I died after having an operation for having cancerous tumors removed from my mouth in 2008, fortunately I was in the hospital at the time and they brought me back. Everything since then is bonus time! I know a thing or two about rare earth elements and...
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    Cleaning up radioactive or mine waste

    I would hope it is not unsolvable but I know I will be dead long before this mess is cleaned up and I hope that it is resolved in my grandchildren's generation. They are in their twenties now and have children of their own. All of us anti nuke people talk about solar power and other alternative...
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    Fukushima Japan Earthquake: nuclear plants Fukushima part 2

    It is not only the long term objectives it is the technology that does not exist to deal with 3 meltdowns. Chernobyl only had one and they have still not resolved that many years later. Three Mile Island only had a partial meltdown and it took 10 or 15 years to clean up the core. New...
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    Fukushima Japan Earthquake: nuclear plants Fukushima part 2

    You are very optimistic and I hope you are right but TEPCO's track record so far has not been good and there are rumors they are running out of qualified workers. Personally you could not pay me enough to work there.
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    Fukushima Japan Earthquake: nuclear plants Fukushima part 2

    I would be extremely surprised if they met any of those objectives in the time frame they outline. Indeed, I do not think they are even working on, or have any idea how to achieve some of them. I firmly believe that everything TEPCO says should be taken with a huge grain of salt!
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    Fukushima Japan Earthquake: nuclear plants Fukushima part 2

    I have never worked in a NPP but I have worked many shutdowns in steam plants at pulp mills many years ago. It seems like a simple procedure to replace the ruptured valve, lock out and isolate the valve, remove it and replace it. It does not seem like radioactivity should be a problem...
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    Fukushima Japan Earthquake: nuclear plants Fukushima part 2

    I was wondering how the level of contamination in the exclusion zones for Fukushima and Chernobyl would compare to that of a hypothetical dirty bomb the intelligence agencies say we should all fear so much, when I came across this gem. From Wikipedia: "For the majority involved in an RDD...
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    Fukushima Japan Earthquake: nuclear plants Fukushima part 2

    TEPCO in my opinion has done a horrendous job in managing this disaster. What of the reports of continual Strontium 90 releases to the Pacific? Also reports of Iodine 131 still being detected in significant quantities, with a half life of approximately 8 days this would seem to me to...
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    Fukushima Japan Earthquake: nuclear plants Fukushima part 2

    Did they not attempt this over a year ago? I seem to remember something about this from Los Alamos National Laboratory. Found the link, http://www.lanl.gov/newsroom/news-releases/2012/October/10.17-fukushimas-nuclear-scar.php#.UH7TRWP9jq0.twitter Never did hear the results of this and if they...
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    Fukushima Japan Earthquake: nuclear plants Fukushima part 2

    You have far more confidence in the competence of TEPCO than I do.
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    Fukushima Japan Earthquake: nuclear plants Fukushima part 2

    Thank you HC that was the information I was looking for. Nothing to be concerned about then because even in the unlikely event of rods becoming exposed the operation could be halted and water could be added. ZZ I believe that Tepco knows it is a pile of radioactive junk but the safest place to...
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