A Japanese sneak attack followed by a nuclear blowup!
By: Guest Authors
By: Dr. Phil Taverna
Nuclear energy is the only way to go. That statement is only partially true. But for now letâ€™s buy into this green energy crap to the point that nuclear energy is cleaner than fossil fuel. So if we want less air pollution we should be trying to use less fossil fuel. That makes sense. Global warming is the biggest lie known to mankind. What we really should desire is cleaner energy to lessen air pollution which indirectly affects our land and streams etc. Who wouldnâ€™t want cleaner air?
So Japan made a few mistakes. Engineers make mistakes all the time. But when you look back at Japan, their nuclear problems are very small compared to all the physical damage that has occurred caused by Mother Nature. And the death toll of the tsunami overshadows the death toll caused by the immediate nuclear upset. But since these folks are calm and respectful, they will get through it and they will make their nuclear program better than ever. They will repair the damage caused by the Tsunami and get on with resuming their prosperous lives.
Keep in mind that the nuclear accidents did not cause much damage to the people. Some workers paid a price and other workers may pay a price in the long run, but in most cases that was what they chose to do.
So in a nutshell Japan made a few errors. They focused on building nuclear reactors that were earthquake proof. And they passed the test. So we all know now that the Japanese model used was successful against a major earthquake. But the second part of the equation was a mistake. It appears that in the event of an earthquake they automatically shutdown the reactors. That makes sense as long as they had back-up power to cool down the fuel rods. If they didnâ€™t shutdown all the reactors they would have had the electrical power to cool down the rods and there would have been no nuclear mishap. And after the tsunami passed they would have fired up the other reactors and all would be well. They also kept their back-up fuel for the back-up generators above ground. So when the tsunami hit the area, they lost all their back-up fuel. In the United States like squirrels we bury our back-up fuel. Without their back-up fuel they were flying blind! They had no clue what was going on inside the reactors.
What they didnâ€™t plan on which in hindsight was foolish was the fact that most tsunamiâ€™s are associated with an earthquake. Once the water hits, the question they failed to ask was will the water knock out their back up power? This was the power that was needed to continue to cool down the nuclear fuel. They found out that the answer was yes the tsunami would knock out their back-up power. If they could not cool down the rods, then they would end up with a melt down and probably death to a few workers who were in the area trying to cool down the reactors. We should point out here the workerâ€™s deaths were caused by collateral hydrogen explosions and not by exposure to radiation.
This is easy to fix and since we are humans that have the ability to correct their errors or learn from their mistakes, this will never happen again in Japan. Also keep in mind, Japan has no other choice than to use nuclear. They have no fossil fuels and it would destroy their economy if they had to import all energy as fossil fuel from foreign countries.
So Japan took a chance or trusted their engineers and they made poor judgments. They will correct their problems and as a result all of the nuclear industry will be better for it.
It seems to Dr Phil that they are making a mistake when they build sea walls. Do you have any idea how high a wall would have to be to hold back a 60 foot wall of water? Do you have any idea how thick this wall would have to be? But it would be ugly and if the water breaches the wall, the water will not have an easy way back to the ocean. All the water would end up being trapped on land for at least a while. It seems that Japan might want to think about digging down rather than building up.
If you need to build a nuclear plant in an area that is susceptible to tsunami damage, then build a wall down into the water. If there was a wall and sufficient space in front of the wall, it would prevent the damage to the nuclear plant. It would be similar to dredging a channel but with a submerged wall on the mainland side. This wall is backed by an immovable object called the earth. It is conceivable that as this wave of ocean water hits this underground wall the force of the tsunami wave would be disrupted as it hits the underwater wall. This would prevent the water from reaching inland where it causes billions of dollars of damage and the death of many inhabitants.
So the government needs to decide in areas where there are many lives and expensive infrastructures should they build an underground wall to protect their lives and property. It is conceivable that proper dredging alone would work, but without a wall it would need to be repeated and repaired from time to time. This may spoil their beaches, but it would save lives!
Our wonderful pundits in this country were quick to respond with anti-nuclear slurs. TMI and Chernobyl were the buzz words. More people have died because of Green natural gas in the last century then those who have died from nuclear energy. But this terrible event will be a great learning experience for the nuclear world. There was no nuclear blast. There was no melting of hot nuclear fuel eating its way to the center of the earth. Sending it back to where it originally came from.
On the bright side the event screwed the people in the commodity markets who were trying again to drive up the price of American oil. So maybe after all there is a God! Unfortunately this was countered by Obamaâ€™s attack on Libya. In the end if America continues not to use fossil fuel even though we have more oil in this country then all the other countries combined, then we will need clean burning nuclear to run those magical electric cars.
Most people donâ€™t realize that 20% of all electricity from the general grid comes from nuclear energy in America right now! Thatâ€™s pretty cool since we havenâ€™t built a new reactor for a long, long time. There are over 100 nuclear reactors in the United States and thatâ€™s not counting private and military reactors. You donâ€™t know it, but the United States is Number One in nuclear energy. You wouldnâ€™t know that by listening to the liberal media. And by the way TMI over came their problems and they are up and running producing American nuclear energy for a long time.
The question is do you want to pay $5 dollars or more for a gallon of gas or fuel oil? Do you want to be at the mercy of all our enemies who want to drive up the price of gasoline? You make the call: Nuclear or fossil fuel? Keep in mind that our enemies take a great deal of these profits and fund the Jihadists who want to see the infidels dead!
Do you have any idea how many windmills or solar cells it would take to replace one nuclear reactor? Keep in mind the reactor works when the wind doesnâ€™t blow and the sun donâ€™t shine! If we leave it up to the liberals, they would shut down all the American nuclear reactors, and stop all oil and gas exploration.
After the oil spill in the Gulf which dumped more oil in the water then any oil spill known to man-kind, there was a great deal of yelling and finger pointing. But since we have a Non-Bush in the Whitehouse, it doesnâ€™t seem to have been a big deal after all. Maybe oil is not deemed evil by the liberals unless there is a Republican in the Whitehouse! Maybe after all oil and water does mix.
If you want to have the freedom to turn on your appliances when you want for as long as you want then vote for more energy. You can bet the Japanese will be back on line with their nuclear energy as soon as possible and safer than ever!