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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Fingers crossed on Fukushima no. 1

The pressure inside the reactor core in Fukushima unit no. 1 continues to grow, today to 754.8 kilopascals (109.5 pounds per square inch). That's a 28.1% increase over the past week. They've started slowly injecting nitrogen into the thing, to try to prevent a serious hydrogen explosion.

Since the emergency is beyond all expectations, there's no manual. They're winging it. Those of us who live downwind of Japan, and who eat fish out of the Pacific Ocean, hope this experiment has a decent outcome.

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Doctor told me, son
You're livin' too fast
One more rocket's
gonna be your last....

El Rayo X ~ Tu-ber-cu-lucas and The Sinus Blues

"Failure is not an option."

(Or is it?)

Failure accompanied by honest disclosure is certainly not an option to this industry.

How many reactors must Japan shut down, before we can eat fish from the sea?
And how many weeks must this crisis go on, before we ban this industry?
How many times must we breathe in isotopes and ingest the radioactivity?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind. The answer is blowin' in the wind.

And floating in the sea!

CNN reporting a 7.4 earthquake this morning off coast of Japan. Tsunami warning issued for NE coast of Japan and TEPCO says they have evacuated their employees from the Fukushima plant.

Failure is always an option.

"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones." Einstein

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