Second Reactor-Explosion in Japan


(Youtube Direktfuck, via Boing Boing)

Oben das Video der zweiten Explosion in Fukushima, heute morgen wurde eine weitere Explosion gemeldet und zu allem Übel ist auch noch ein Vulkan ausgebrochen. Hier alles, was ich seit gestern gelesen habe, hier der Liveticker von Reuters, das Liveblog vom Guardian, Liveticker von Sponline. Alarmistischen Mumpitz habe ich so gut es geht weggelassen.

Zuerst und vielleicht am wichtigsten ist wohl das vom MIT extra aufgesetzte Blog MIT NSE Nuclear Information Hub: „Information about the incident at the Fukushima Nuclear Plants in Japan hosted by http://web.mit.edu/nse/ :: Maintained by the students of the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering at MIT“

Von dort: Damage to Fukushima Daiichi 2: „Loud noises were heard at Fukushima Daiichi 2 at 6.10am this morning. A major component beneath the reactor may be damaged. Confirmation of loud sounds this morning came from the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA). It noted that “the suppression chamber may be damaged.” It is not clear that the sounds were explosions.“

Trivial aber WTF: Japan Earthquake Shortened Length of 24-Hour Day: „According to Richard Gross, a geophysicist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the earthquake actually accelerated Earth’s spin (by rearranging enough mass), which shortened the length of the day by 1.8 microseconds. To put that into perspective a bit, a microsecond is one millionth of a second, so we won’t have to reinvent the clock anytime soon.“

NYTimes: Japan Faces Potential Nuclear Disaster as Radiation Levels Rise, How a Reactor Shuts Down and What Happens in a Meltdown, How Shifting Plates Caused the Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan, A Closer Look at the Damage From the Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan

HR2 Der Tag: Alle Maschinen stopp! Der Japan-GAU und seine Folgen: „Enorme Wassermassen überfluten die Küstenregionen Japans, zerstören Häuser und reißen Menschen mit sich. Und wieder ging diesen Tsunami-Wellen ein Erdbeben voraus, das allein schon verheerenden Schaden angerichtet hat. Und dennoch ist zu konstatieren: Die integrierten Notbremsen in den gefährlichsten Industrieanlagen, über die Japan verfügt, haben das größte anzunehmende Unglück nicht verhindert! Automatischer Stillstand in den Atomkraftwerken - kein Beweis für sichere Technik? Welche Konsequenzen fordert die jüngste Katastrophe ein?“

Discover Mag: Japan’s nuclear reactor overreaction: „The explosions destroyed the reactor buildings (basically an enclosure around the reactor itself to protect it from the elements), but far more importantly it appears the reactor housings are intact.“

Bilder: The Atlantic: Japan Earthquake: Rescue, Recovery, and Reaction, Big Picture: Japan - Vast Devastation

Slate: Nuclear Overreactors – Let's cool the political meltdown over Japan's damaged nuclear power plants

Reddit: „IAmA past employee of a nuclear safety company that ran simulations of this exact scenario. I still have connections to the industry that have been feeding me "proprietary" assesments of what is going on.“

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