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Ok so I have kept up with the nucleur problems in Japan, I dont ever read about the long term care for these facilities.

So is there ever a end in pouring water, doing whatever they have to do to keep these things cool?WHen will it be all over with and done?  To me it seems that there is 2 options, keep on and keep on doing all they can to cool it(but will it ever cool completly>) or let it blow. Maybe i dont understand the whole concept of it, But i also do not see an end in the near future of anything being resolved. What are your views? Bless everyone in Japan, whether they were directly affected witht he quake and tsunami, or they are now dealing with the radiation threat hundreds of miles away.<3

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Asked by indysownlilbit at 12:38 PM on Mar. 16, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I guess that needs some researching. I never thought about it. You are right they never have said what they have to do to fix the whole situation.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 12:45 PM on Mar. 16, 2011

  • There's always an end. You might check this out, about the Chernobyl disaster:

    Answer by gdiamante at 12:45 PM on Mar. 16, 2011

  • They're always being cooled by water, only now the water isn't flowing properly is all.
    They need to keep it cool with outside water, rebuild the cooking faciity, and it will be back to normal. The plants are constantly being cooled.

    Answer by Piskie at 3:57 PM on Mar. 16, 2011

  • Good question, OP!!

    Answer by LoriKeet at 4:26 PM on Mar. 16, 2011

  • @piskie...there is no fixing this problem, or rebuilding the plant, and it will NOT ever be the same again. When and if they have a nuclear meltdown, and if its either a complete ot partial meltdown, that will define the severity of contamination of the raditation in and around the plant. But regardless of which type of meltdown, nobody will be able to live there for a very long time again depending on the severity. But nobody can grow anything there again just like nobody can live by the old nuke plant in Russia. Also, what do u mean by "cooking facility? There is no cook facility at a nuke plant..

    Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 7:01 PM on Mar. 16, 2011

  • This was just on the news this morning, actually. Chernobyl has a temporary structure built around the reactor to try to contain it because there is nothing to be done for it. The immediate area around it is considered uninhabitable, though some people have moved back in because they're stubborn and don't care. Radiation in groundwater and soil is still an issue. They are going to build a permanent containment structure around it that will cost about a billion dollars.  Japan is worse than 3 Mile Island and not as bad as Chernobyl, yet.


    Answer by NotPanicking at 7:34 PM on Mar. 16, 2011

  • With them pouring sea water in the reactors they will never be able to use them, the salt water destroys them.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 10:04 PM on Mar. 16, 2011

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