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Unfortunatly as that may seem a good idea, but the liquid nitrogen can weaken the containment vessel holding the fuel rods. which is bad. the reason why there using water/sea water is because they are pumping boron into the reactor aswell (a poison to stop the fusion process)
Also, even though liquid nitrogen might be extremely cold, It would boil off much much quicker and basically be ineffective. Water has the second highest specific heat capacity of any liquid, and a relatively high heat of vaporization, meaning it can hold more and longer before turning to gas and having to be vented then most other liquids that could be used.
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is it just me or does it seem that using helli's to bomb the plants with water is a last desperate attempt? what more could they do
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At some point someone is going to have to man up and manually fill these cooling tanks via firetruck hose.
I think somebody would of if this were possible or was actually worth it.

All I can say is things are going from bad to worse even though the smartest people in nukeular power are working to resolve it.

I would like to know what is burning firstly, im guessing its the spent fuel as radiation levels are through the roof again.
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At some point someone is going to have to man up and manually fill these cooling tanks via firetruck hose.
I'd do it if it would make a difference......but then think of how hot those rods are and how fast the water would evaporate.....it probably wouldn't help as much

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yeah i always get them mixed up, but i knew what i meant

.....your avatar seems fitting for this moment in time btw
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Also, even though liquid nitrogen might be extremely cold, It would boil off much much quicker and basically be ineffective. Water has the second highest specific heat capacity of any liquid, and a relatively high heat of vaporization, meaning it can hold more and longer before turning to gas and having to be vented then most other liquids that could be used.
that is correct, thanks for adding
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Question: How long dose it take for these dam rods to cool off? You would think they would be cool after 4 days.
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At some point someone is going to have to man up and manually fill these cooling tanks via firetruck hose.
Yeah, like the Bionic Robots in Chernobyl.

Ugh, with all this going on, i can only imagine how much panic the people of Japan are in. I have a really good friend living in Tokyo, but i haven't heard from her in more then 24 hours now, i know that Tokyo is in no extreme danger as of right now, but I'm still worried. I hope Japan can pull through this.

Im from Ukraine, and been hearing about Chernobyl since i was a little kid from my parents and my grandparents, and it's scary as to the stories that are told. Hope nothing as bad as that will happen.
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At some point someone is going to have to man up and manually fill these cooling tanks via firetruck hose.
They've been doing that for four days...
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Goodie. Time to order your iodine pills!
While iodine pills block some types of radiation, it wont block plutonium and uranium. You would need a lead suit and respirator mask for that.
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Question: How long dose it take for these dam rods to cool off? You would think they would be cool after 4 days.
Weeks, sometimes months.
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