Originally Posted by OcCam
I am suprised that there would be so much spent fuel at these locations given that counties with CANDU style reactors could reuse these spent rods for little more than shipping costs. AKA China and India. I should think the Japanese would have been more than happy to get rid of the spent fuel.
I'm just speculating tho.
If I understood it correctly, at least the fuel in #4 pool isn't actually spent, but was simply removed from the core for the period of the maintenance prior to the quake. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
@aweir - you're only speculating too. No one can truly know what's going on in other people's minds; especially now, in this sort of a situation.
And even if your assumptions were to be true, that doesn't diminish the significance of their work one bit.