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post #1751 of 2836
They just need a giant lead dome (a la The Simpsons Movie) and put it over the reactors. Joking aside, I'm hoping and praying (if that's allowed on OCN) that they will be able to stop this. Does anyone know if the official IAEA rating is still a 5?
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Sounds like things are worst than ever over there with this nuclear situtation
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It'll block thyroid cancer, which is the biggest long-term effect of light radiation exposure. If the 750 rads that one prediction map I saw actually come through to the US, we're all dead anyway. Even just 100 rads is 100% fatal.
That map was a big hoax. Please ignore that information completely. You could stand on the reactor roof and get less than 750 Rads
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That map was a big hoax. Please ignore that information completely. You could stand on the reactor roof and get less than 750 Rads
I know that right now, radiation is still low, but if there were to be a huge meltdown and fire coming directly from one of the reactor cores, then much more radiation would be released. My understanding is that the map was a prediction of radioactivity if the plant went into a full, uncontrollable meltdown.
post #1755 of 2836
Wonder if this would this work? Put some Copper pipes into the reactor, fill it with Desalinized Water, and release a bunch of Liquid Nitrogen into it for an instantaneous "Freezer".
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So there really hasn't been much news since then? Or is lampen not around to update the OP?
What's been happening with the reactors so far?
post #1757 of 2836
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those fuel rods are spent fuel just decaying
they continue to produce heat.......iirc

think of everythign thats happened

the whole nuclear facility has practically failed; theres a lot more on their hands than we could imagine
No, the whole cooling system failed. If they could get it completely back up and working this wouldn't even be an issue. Most of the facility is likely still in complete working order aside from hydrogen explosions, cooling systems and issues with the one reactors containment.(well thats not entirely true because they used sea water so it is pretty much done for but thats besides the point.)
Edited by scyy - 3/15/11 at 4:21pm
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Why is this nuclear engineer saying that this is going to be chernobyl on steroids?? Haven't we discussed in this thread that a situation like that is highly unlikely with this type of reactor??
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No, the whole cooling system failed. If they could get it completely back up and working this wouldn't even be an issue. Most of the facility is likely still in completely working order aside from hydrogen explosions, cooling systems and issues with the one reactors containment.
They won't be able to reuse the Reactors as they were flooded with sea water causing corrosion in the reactors
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So there really hasn't been much news since then? Or is lampen not around to update the OP?
What's been happening with the reactors so far?
Fire in Reactor 4 (though may have been put out by now), people are scrambling to cool those spent nuclear rods. If anything, this is a most crucial moment as these rods can combust if water levels are low.
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