.BBC News - LIVE: Japan earthquake
Huge blast at Japan nuclear power plant
1009: "This is starting to look a lot like Chernobyl" Walt Patterson, an associate fellow with Chatham House, has told the BBC after seeing pictures of the explosion at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear plant. "The nuclear agency says that they have detected caesium and iodine outside the unit, which certainly indicates fuel melting at the very least," he says. "Once you have melting fuel coming into contact with water, that would almost certainly be the cause of the explosion."
1011: More from Walt Patterson of Chatham House. He says the presence of the radioactive caesium in the surrounding area does not pose a huge threat to public health in the immediate aftermath of the explosion. "What would be serious is if there was an explosion or fire that lifted this stuff high in the air, meaning it could get carried over a wide area."
1016: The BBC's environment correspondent Roger Harrabin says he understands the blast at the nuclear plant may have been caused by a hydrogen explosion - also one of the possibilities laid out by Walt Patterson of Chatham House. "If nuclear fuel rods overheat and then come into contact with water, this produces a large amount of highly-flammable hydrogen gas which can then ignite," our correspondent says.
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farkin hell - it blew up alright (the film is on the news)
not clear yet whether the core blew up. so far, looks like it hasn't,
which is the good news:
BBC News - LIVE: Japan earthquake
1045: BBC environment correspondent Roger Harrabin says local officials believe the release of radiation following the nuclear plant explosion is likely to be small. He adds that nuclear incidents aren't always as serious as they may sound or appear, and actually, in terms of loss of life and destruction, accidents at hydroelectric plants are far more dangerous.
1052: Neil McKeown in Nakameguro, Tokyo writes: "The evacuation zone has been extended to 20km by the government. However TepCo [the Tokyo Electric Power Company] appeared in a news conference and promised to release new radioactivity readings after 6pm. It is now 7.30pm and they have not done so. People are getting extremely frustrated at the lack of news coming from TepCo and the government - they have yet to confirm if the building that suffered an explosion housed a reactor, and we have no indication how much radiation has been released or in what direction winds are blowing."
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They've extended the exclusion zone to 20km from 10km now, tis mad.
The quake was 8000 times more powerful than the one that hit NZ
.BBC News - LIVE: Japan earthquake
1057: Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency says serious damage to the nuclear reactor container is unlikely despite the explosion at the Fukushima-Daiichi plant - Kyodo news.
i think i'll wait for the film.
I've read a few theories about the early crustal Earth and most articles agree that without the Moon's gravity the Earth would not have as many tectonic plates and therefore the crust would not be as diverse in compounds as it is. The other rocky planets Venus, Mars and Mercury have only single or dual plate systems while the Earth has over a dozen.
No vestige of a beginning, no prospect of an end.
Do not pay any attention to the man behind the curtain.
what's with that annoying sig?? wtf?
It means not_bkk has a dubious social circle.