Tropical storm skirts past Fukushima and heads out to sea

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  • 3

    taj

    Really? My weather app shows it's already passed by this time

  • -1

    Disillusioned

    Yeah, it's passed. I guess the report is a few hours late. They were very lucky this time. I shudder to think what would happen if Fukushima was hit with the same intensity as Okinawa.

  • -6

    Reno J. Tibke

    !! URGENT TOKYO WEATHER UPDATE !! - http://j.mp/AkiNoPhoon

  • -4

    Mirai Hayashi

    non-storm

  • 0

    Magnus Roe

    DisillusionedJul. 11, 2014 - 02:04PM JST Yeah, it's passed. I guess the report is a few hours late. They were very lucky this time. I shudder to think what would happen if Fukushima was hit with the same intensity as Okinawa.

    What exactly is it that people feared that storm would do to the power plant? Blow it into the sea? It seems they are more than capable of running it into the ground by themselves at any rate.

  • 3

    cleo

    Everytime a typhoon hits we get posters here claiming it was nothing.

    The ones that turn out to be nothing are the best kind. Okinawa and Kyushu got it bad this time, but those of us in Kanto were lucky to have a non-event.

  • 1

    hameln

    What exactly is it that people feared that storm would do to the power plant?

    We fear that it might do some damage to the fuel rods cooling pools, which are located above ground. C'mon, I thought that there is no one who would'n know this by now.

  • -5

    Disillusioned

    Magnus Roe - Have you ever heard of The China Syndrome? If the damaged reactor building is hit by a severe storm and collapses in on itself and stops the cooling with no way to get coolant to it, the China Syndrome could very well become a reality in stead of just sci-fi.

  • 4

    lucabrasi

    @Disillusioned

    The "China Syndrome" couldn't ever happen in reality. It'd take forever to explain... just look up "corium" on Wikipedia.

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