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  • anon

    “The reactors alone are storing 1000 times as much nuclear energy as the Hiroshima bomb released in one concentrated dose and include waste that has been undergoing nuclear fission for 3 years.”

    Are you really trying to imply that there is a danger of a nuclear explosion? This is not possible. There is no chance the reactors will explode using the same mechanics as a nuclear weapon. Read up on how nuclear fuel is made and how a nuclear device works to see how this is made impossible.

    “Continued exothermic reactions make for more radioactive contaminants and contribute to the gravity of the daunting situation in Japan, which has left at least 10,000 dead.”

    You may not have meant it this way, but putting death toll at the end of a sentence about radioactive contaminants makes it seem as if the death toll is from the nuclear plant problems. If you did mean it that way, you should be ashamed for misleading your readers.

  • Allison Leahy

    anon,
    I did not intend to imply a threat of nuclear explosion, but rather made the comparison to add context. It was one of the more intriguing facts I gathered from the teleconference and I felt others may benefit from considering nuclear materials in this way.
    I see what you mean about the death toll statistic hanging off the end of that sentence. I will edit it out. Thanks for your comments.