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Old 03-12-2011, 06:53 AM
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newest articles--
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-0...next-week.html


Older Articles:
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/...72G01N20110317
http://www.homemediamagazine.com/har...oduction-23329
http://www.twice.com/article/465222-...ged_Closed.php
http://www.eetindia.co.in/ART_880063...T_0a1e35ff.HTM
http://www.itvarnews.net/news/12331/...Operation.html
http://www.appliancemagazine.com/new...zone=0&first=1
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-0...r-tsunami.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/12/bu...er=rss&emc=rss
http://www.twice.com/article/465124-...ke_Effects.php
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42058558...orld_business/
http://www.electronicsnews.com.au/ne...act-electronic

NOTE: I want to make clear that I am extremely sensitive to the human tragedy that has occurred in Japan. This thread is to provide information on the quake's effects on the ce industry; nothing more, nothing less.

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Looks like Sony got the worst of the group.
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Old 03-12-2011, 12:50 PM
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Sony can't win lately.
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well Panasonic is actually located in Sendai, so they could be in very big trouble if a meltdown actually occurs.
they would most likely have to abandon those factories.
god, I pray they get that under control soon.
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well Panasonic is actually located in Sendai, so they could be in very big trouble if a meltdown actually occurs.
they would most likely have to abandon those factories.
god, I pray they get that under control soon.
You and me both Arkadin. My heart skipped a beat when I heard about their problems with containing that.
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unfortunately things don't seem very under control.
there are 5 reactors apparently in various states of distress at present, although they say a Chernobyl type accident is extremely unlikely.
looks like partial meltdowns are going to occur, but the radiation fallout should be significantly lower than at Chernobyl due to far better containment overall.
thank god for that.
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new article--
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42058558...orld_business/
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an article today says that one of Panasonic's plants was completely destroyed.
man that's just incredibly sad news.
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unfortunately things don't seem very under control.
there are 5 reactors apparently in various states of distress at present, although they say a Chernobyl type accident is extremely unlikely.
looks like partial meltdowns are going to occur, but the radiation fallout should be significantly lower than at Chernobyl due to far better containment overall.
thank god for that.
Do you believe that? Not trying to stir up a pot here but how can they go on record as saying a Chernobyl type accident is ''extremely unlikely'' with 5 reactors in various stages of distress? Just makes me nervous as hell. That and ''partial'' meltdowns are going to occur. I hope they are right in their confidence in their containment...believe me I do.
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the reason they are saying that a Chernobyl type disaster is unlikely is that at Chernobyl there was nothing around the core except the outside building.
the core melted down and exploded sending all the radiation into the environment.
the tech is substantially different from 1986 to 2011.
I'm not saying that there won't be a total meltdown at all 3 reactors of the one plant--because it seems to be moving in that direction--but hopefully the containment vessels will keep most of the radiation contained inside the building as opposed to an explosion sending it all into the atmosphere.
there are still significant containment vessels that would also have to be breached before it could even have any chance at being similar to Chernobyl.
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