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Originally Posted by Skripka View Post
All in all it is remarkable.

The scenario with these reactors in Japan is basically the exact same scenario that the idiots responsible for Chernobyl we're testing for. Chernobyl blew up 30 seconds after the first sign that something was wrong...Japan has avoided a full core melt for 4+ days....they are of course completely different reactors, with completely different staff in terms of competency mind you.
And a much, much less volatile fuel. The fuel used in Chernobyl was fast reacting, and the fuel in Japan is slow reacting.
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When you hear that the local government are handing out Iodine tabs, and that they're pump sea water in place of coolant to try to prevent core melt...."not looking good" doesn't cover it....sea water pumping is the last thing you have on your long list of "things to try in pump failure".

It is the equivalent of having your H20 pump die and not having distilled...so you use sewage water out of your toilet. Presuming they save those cores from full melt (I'll bet money they're partially melted already-that is where the Cesium came from)--those core bundles are basically toast after exposure to sea water.
Dont worry I know just how desperate the situation is.
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maybe a tad off-topic but a close-up image of the Tokyo Tower top needle that was bent from the earthquake.

My GF's friend was inside of the Tokyo Tower when it all started. Said it was extremely scary
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And a much, much less volatile fuel. The fuel used in Chernobyl was fast reacting, and the fuel in Japan is slow reacting.
That was in part, because Chernobyl was designed to produce plutonium for use in weapons manufacture. It was a poor design even for that purpose.

Chernobyl blew the 100-ton steel reactor lid off the top like a cork due to a hydrogen bubble-destroying the containment vessel and the building...these reactors in Japan were able to bleed the hydrogen out of the vessel/coolant into the containment building...and then there was some random ignition source-damaging the building but not the vessel.

I'm stunned that the backup diesel generators to drive the pumps failed...that should never happen...and Japan has some of the higher building standards for earthquakes anywhere.


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Dont worry I know just how desperate the situation is.
Ya never know.
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News Flash - The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission says that Japan has asked the US for help with cooling its damaged nuclear reactors, Reuters reports.
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A lot of repeat news.
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News Flash - The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission says that Japan has asked the US for help with cooling its damaged nuclear reactors, Reuters reports.
To be truthful I think they should have asked us a long time ago like 2 days ago.
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A lot of repeat news.
Because there is so much uncertainty.
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@ Tuna yeah I've seen it but it's still speculation for the most part even though it's very likely at this point. Especially after all the cooling failures in reactor #2.

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