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    Posted March 12, 2011 by
    jochemspek
    Location
    fukushima, Japan
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Recovery in Japan: After the earthquake

    jochemspek and 14 other iReporters contributed to Open Story: Earthquake strikes Japan

    fukushima reactor explosion color not hydrogen ?

     

    Dear CNN,

     

    I've noticed something in the footage of the explosion of the nuclear power plant in Fukushima that may have been ovelooked. In attached screenshot of the moment the explosion breaches the outer hull of the most northerly reactor building of Fukushima-I  you'll notice the distinctively yellow/orange color of the explosion. Now, I'm no expert, but the supposedly hydrogen-explosion which should have occured here according to japanese officials does to my knowledge not produce a yellow flame, but a blue flame. Yellow is related to sodium or chloride, and red to the radioactive strontium. Perhaps you could have an expert look at this.

     

    thank you,

     

    Jonathan Bacon

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