Discussion in 'General Board' started by expertc, Mar 13, 2011.
From the BBC site (hey, no black hat here!).
P.S. I have PhD in quantum physics
I have no idea what you mean.
Take no notice. It's usual for this section of the forum; post a headline which requires everyone reading to click it to find out WTF the poster is referring to, then a single URL link without any analysis, opinion or addition from the poster. Also all totally irrelevant to the actual theme of this forum.
i think he is on about http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/security-...hat-seo-attacks-spotted-japan-earthquake-lure
It might be irrelevant to the forum, but it might become relevant to all. If... I don't even want to think about ifs... The latest 'if' was in 1986...
BTW we also have a thread on Japan here...
I'll take a wild and reckless stab in the dark as to what expertc was posting.
a) He was making a point in the GENERAL forum that the situation in Japan in terms of the nuclear disaster is bleak.
b) He was joking that his link was indeed genuine, and duly went to the site that was indicated. Hence the 'black hat' rider.
c) He suggests that the science is complicated and probably more easily understood by someone with a relevant doctorate. Maybe has has one; maybe not. So what?
Where's the harm in that? Looks like the police are out again tonight in force.
@aZooZa Thanks for explaining few things. I posted it just before I went out. I simply wanted people to have a look at the article and I think I owe some explanations. You can also reed more here.
1. If reactor goes into meltdown it might cuase second Chernobyl.
2. Sea water is very corrosive and reactors are not made to use it as a coolant.
3. One of the reactors uses plutonium-rich fuel which is not good at all in this situation
This is why I think this info is relevant to everyone.
P.S. I've mentioned my degree in physics simply to show that I know what I am talking about
From my understanding, once the emergency protocols of cooling the core are enacted (boric acid & sea water) then the reactor can never be used to generate power again.
Considering they generate 20%+ of Japans power (fukushima & the one a bit farther north) that's going to have a massive impact on japan's economy. Beyong the immediate effect is the economic long term effect on Japans GDP both in immediate cost and rebuilding, but also long term on industrial efficiency & productivity.
As Japan is a primary economy this WILL have an effect on the global recovery from recession.
Not seen any reports about it yet, but give it time.
The problem is, the core is very hot, yes boron can slow neutrons but what is happening now is water turns into oxgen and hydrogen on cadmium rods. This creates 'hydrogen bubble' iside the reactor that pushes water down and exposing rods. Also temperature is so hot that the corrosive effect is becoming stronger.
I do not have a relevant doctorate but I do believe the whole situation to be bad shit. Were this any country other than Japan I think it would be more worrying but I'm sure they are more capable than most of minimising the effects of the nuclear incident.
The whole thing is just tragic in my opinion, an absolutely tragic reminder of the frailty of human life.
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