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  1. OK I know a little bit about this crap....this is bad....so bad I bought Iodine pills and duct tape and plastic. Does anyone know what Russia did as a last resort for Cherbobyl? They dumped Boron and water from helicopters. This is bad. I still think nothing will happen but I am being prepared. If the spent fuel pool boiled dry like I have heard....holy crap.....that will be worse than Chernobyl.
  2. It's not the chain reaction that is the problem. In a pressurized water reactor if you lose coolant you no longer have a chain reaction. The whole principle of a pressurized water reactor is getting the coolant to a specified temperature and pressure. They keep temp/pressure at a point where you get maximum thermal neutrons.The problem with losing coolant is the material is so hot that it melts and that causes massive issues like hydrogen explosions because the water separates on contact due to temperatures, and a total meltdown could possibly cause fuel getting critical mass.
  3. That guy doesn't really know what he is talking about. Concrete isn't going to help right away if your rods have lost coolant. That's a last-ditch effort. You first and foremost have to get water or some other fluid flowing over the rods right away. Pumping concrete into it will just hope and pray that you get it in before total meltdown. If you can't cool it then you go there.Also, I highly doubt they were trying to save anything as those reactors were about EOL. They only have a life of about 30 years before Xenon poisoning kills them. I read an article earlier that said at least a couple of these were slated for decom in the next few months.No, they were following procedures.
  4. The biggest problem to these guys is the actual act of cooling. Since it seems they are just dumping water on it and it's not contained they will be exposed to gamma radiation. Of course, I don't know all the details, but it appears they are just flushing seawater over it, which will do the trick for cooling, but it's going to make radioactive nitrogen which has gamma decay. I'll hold off on any predictions until I know facts but I am just saying it is not tinfoil hat to think these guys are going to be exposed.They are pumping water into the containment vessels. Problems have happened when they ran out of fuel for the generators that ran the pumps. It is not like they are standing next to the rods. You add seawater, it gets hot, and it looks to me like they aren't venting the steam on time. I would be pissed if I found out that there is some law preventing them from releasing and replacing the dirty water once it is too hot to be effective. Are they exposed? Yes, but they also have protective suits. They aren't exactly working in their shirt sleeves.That is why I put so many disclaimers on my message. We don't know if the containment vessels were cracked from the explosions. They probably weren't but all I am saying is that it is not 100% tinfoil to say these guys aren't being exposed to lethal levels. They probably aren't. I'd say it is likely they aren't. All I am saying is it is possible.And I'm totally in agreement that it would be horse#### if they were prevented from replacing dirty water due to some inflexible law.
  5. I have no real grasp for the magnitude, but it's pretty damn grim. It wouldn't surprise me if it gets a hell of a lot worse and I believe that government and media are careful not to sound alarm bells, so we wouldn't necessarily get the full skinny until after the horse left the barn. But I just don't know enough to say there's a horse in the barn to begin with. To listen to some, it's not a huge deal... To others it could be... I'm watching cautiously, but haven't bought any potasium iodide.You'll have 5 days to buy it if you live on the west coast and 10 days if you live from great basin to great plains.
  6. That is so much bs. Rods are about 4% fissionable uranium. Weapons grade uranium at a minimum are 20% and usually 80-85%.I'll sleep better... But even if there's a minute chance of a fission explosion, that's pretty scary... I'm going to assume it's bs and leave it at that.It's BS. They aren't going to explode. They can't hit critical mass sitting around. They can melt, though, which is no picnic.
  7. The biggest problem to these guys is the actual act of cooling. Since it seems they are just dumping water on it and it's not contained they will be exposed to gamma radiation. Of course, I don't know all the details, but it appears they are just flushing seawater over it, which will do the trick for cooling, but it's going to make radioactive nitrogen which has gamma decay. I'll hold off on any predictions until I know facts but I am just saying it is not tinfoil hat to think these guys are going to be exposed.
  8. Get ready to say goodbye to real cigarettes...good luck, man, let us know when you get it!I will. I met a friend for drinks who I hadn't seen for a few months and he was using one. He hadn't smoked a cig in 2 months.
  9. Ordered a kit two days ago. Should be here any day.
  10. Me and my roommates were talking about getting into this the other day.
  11. So it's Bush's fault that Californias economy is in the crapper?
  12. Never had this issue, but I would try taking a dustbuster to the vents and taking it out of any cabinet you might be storing it in when you play it.I take it out when I play but put it back when done. If I leave it in the cabinet I get maybe 15 minutes out of it.Thinking of just biting the bullet and getting the 320GB with the motion bundle.....but would rather wait until after Christmas.In case anyone else has overheating issues this seemed to do the trick. I stripped it down and cleaned out all the dust. Took me a while to find the screws, though. Take off the sticker that voids your warranty (mine was already expired) and take out that screw then slide the top panel off and it reveals all the screws. When I first turned it back on it was freezing right away so I thought I had broken it but I left it plugged in with main power on (console power off) for about an hour and then it was just fine.
  13. Never had this issue, but I would try taking a dustbuster to the vents and taking it out of any cabinet you might be storing it in when you play it.I take it out when I play but put it back when done. If I leave it in the cabinet I get maybe 15 minutes out of it.Thinking of just biting the bullet and getting the 320GB with the motion bundle.....but would rather wait until after Christmas.
  14. Figure this thread is appropriate for this question: My old as hell 40GB PS3 keeps locking up after about an hour of play. I'm guessing it's overheating. Anyone ever have any luck opening it up and cleaning out all the dust? It's out of warranty so not worried about opening the case.