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Joseph Visscher
03-11-2011, 02:52 PM
God help them all. Hopefuly this will not be another Chernobyl Disaster (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chernobyl_disaster) as there are reports of many nuclear power plants in trouble with multiple system failures.

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=japan+earthquake+2011+8.9&aq=f

Will the Ring of Fire (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_Ring_of_Fire) force us to take heed to it's name?

If there is anyone on the forums that is from Japan or areas effected I wish you best of luck in your troubled time and hope everyone you know is safe and survives.

Yami-Yagari
03-11-2011, 03:18 PM
Saw it on the news, it's awfull :(.
They actually showed a dog trying to escape the oncoming wave of water, rubble and cars only to fail and get overwhelmed ( poor dog :( ).

Neutral884nz
03-11-2011, 05:05 PM
Im from New Zealand and we just had an earthquake here in chrischurch, fortunatly im nowhere near that area but its terrible thats 2 countrys hit by large quakes in 1 month.

Joseph Visscher
03-11-2011, 05:15 PM
Im from New Zealand and we just had an earthquake here in chrischurch, fortunatly im nowhere near that area but its terrible thats 2 countrys hit by large quakes in 1 month.

I know the New Zealand earth quake was bad but not nearly as bad as this one.

Yami-Yagari
03-14-2011, 02:29 AM
Update:

It appears there are over 10,000 dead and still 10,000+ missing in Japan. They're also desperately trying to repair the cooling-systems at the Fukushima nuclear-plant (which got damaged during earthquake+tsunami) trying to prevent a meltdown.

It's really ****ed up over there :eek: .

Puppeteer
03-14-2011, 04:41 PM
In case you want to see how swift a tsunami can engulf whole communities, from a first-person perspective, watch this six minute video (http://uk.gizmodo.com/5781566/this-is-the-scariest-first+person-video-of-the-japan-tsunami-yet).

Joseph Visscher
03-17-2011, 05:35 PM
In case you want to see how swift a tsunami can engulf whole communities, from a first-person perspective, watch this six minute video (http://uk.gizmodo.com/5781566/this-is-the-scariest-first+person-video-of-the-japan-tsunami-yet).

Woah, Thank God i live in the mountains!

Stupid Nuclear Plants, they should start shutting them all down. Are they really this "Clean" as so many governments and people claim if they can meltdown and cause such a big environmental disaster?
10 people in Tokyo have radiation poisoning.

Puppeteer
03-18-2011, 03:37 PM
Woah, Thank God i live in the mountains!

Stupid Nuclear Plants, they should start shutting them all down. Are they really this "Clean" as so many governments and people claim if they can meltdown and cause such a big environmental disaster?
10 people in Tokyo have radiation poisoning.

I really don't like this knee-jerk reaction. Many trains have derailed and crashed, killing passengers and people in the vicinity - is this an argument to abolish trains? Does the Buncefield Oil explosion (2005 near to where I live) warrant the abolition of oil refineries for safety concerns?
The nuclear reactors were outdated, and were supposed to have been decommissioned decades ago. Nuclear technology has progressed since the 50s - it is a lot safer than the reactors in Fukushima. I cannot envisage a near-future without nuclear technology - renewables are insufficient to provide adequate energy so far, and we cannot remain on fossil-fuel technologies for much longer. Nuclear is a viable option - it does bear risks, but these risks have been substantially reduced.

GPS51
03-19-2011, 09:06 AM
Either that or go back to wagons/horses/walking and bikes. It's not a pretty future :confused:

Nojo
03-21-2011, 10:43 AM
earth sucks sometimes?

Joseph Visscher
03-23-2011, 03:33 PM
I really don't like this knee-jerk reaction. Many trains have derailed and crashed, killing passengers and people in the vicinity - is this an argument to abolish trains? Does the Buncefield Oil explosion (2005 near to where I live) warrant the abolition of oil refineries for safety concerns?
The nuclear reactors were outdated, and were supposed to have been decommissioned decades ago. Nuclear technology has progressed since the 50s - it is a lot safer than the reactors in Fukushima. I cannot envisage a near-future without nuclear technology - renewables are insufficient to provide adequate energy so far, and we cannot remain on fossil-fuel technologies for much longer. Nuclear is a viable option - it does bear risks, but these risks have been substantially reduced.

You can lower the odds at the race track all you want, but its the size of the bet that effects your wallet the most.
in otherwords, you can reduce the risk and limit it in anyway you can from going wrong. That does not mean it can't go wrong, and if it does go wrong. Jesus. Look at what happened at Three Mile Island (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Mile_Island_accident), No matter how secure you think things are, they aren't, something as simple as Human Error could lead us to the next meltdown.

Risks I believe are too great, ever hear of the China Syndrome, if the world experiences it's first, you may change your opinion, or at least your children's children would have wanted everyone to as they search for non radiated water.

Tell me this, why isn't there Hydrogen Power Plants? I know some of you know about the Hydrogen Powered Car and why they killed it, what they do is separate the atom of Water H2o, so they have 2 Hydrogen and 1 Oxygen. They can then burn the Hydrogen to run turbines.
I know why, No monopoly in it for the oil companies and power companies.

One more invention the oil companies killed, Water powered car. Has the atom spiting stuff in it so it don't even need a gas station, just stop near a mud puddle and fill up. Filters out everything.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4734HqqA_0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a74uarqap2E
RIP Stanley Meyer.

There are powerful energy alternatives available, they just are not profitable yet.

GPS51
03-23-2011, 04:00 PM
I absolutely agree about alternative energy like that. Some pan out and some don't. But more get shut down because A there's no profit to be made as oil is so valuable or B the technology dead ends without turning any profit.

Joseph Visscher
03-23-2011, 04:19 PM
I absolutely agree about alternative energy like that. Some pan out and some don't. But more get shut down because A there's no profit to be made as oil is so valuable or B the technology dead ends without turning any profit.

Yea some people aren't waiting either, people are starting to convert their cars themselves to water powered.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1MeR4My6XA&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCc-o9xuWRA&feature=related Why would you ignite hydrogen gas inside your car's hood... dummy.

GPS51
03-23-2011, 04:26 PM
I've got an uncle who lives next to an ethanol plant (which is not doing well currently) I'm hoping we don't end up using our wheaties to drive on :P He doesn't see a future for ethanol because as it stand the energy transfer is not good. OR someone can invent a new method that will change that dramatically.

SgtPapaille
03-25-2011, 02:44 AM
My brother lives in Japan. I can talk to him everyday, and he told me that's the tsunami was totally insane... Good luck to all of them.

cllkiller
03-29-2011, 10:58 AM
yeah earth sucks o.