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The Japanese guy on CNN has said that the reactor itself hasn't melted, but a rod has.
post #392 of 2836
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Fukushima fuel cores are melting at 2000C and dropping onto steel floor. Steel melts at 1500C. Could still be brought under control, but Four other Fukushima nuke reactors are struggling with similar problem. If multiple meltdown begins, it will be uncontrollable

Nowhere near 100c according to this.....

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/03/1...tors-in-japan/
I know, I meant to say coolant. Not the rods themselves. Heres where I got the numbers for that.

http://www.dailytech.com/PostEarthqu...ticle21114.htm
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Well as the government has classified this as a INES Level 4 Accident there might be some validity to the claims, but we're not sure yet:

Level 4 Qualifications:
Fuel melt or damage to fuel *resulting in more than 0.1% release of core inventory.
Release of significant quantities of radioactive material within an installation with a high *probability of significant public exposure.
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Where is Captian Planet and this sweet mullet when you need him to take a reactor into space

With our powers combined....

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post #395 of 2836
what you don't realize is that once the fuel seeps through the container and is exposed to oxygen the burning will speed up exponentially and get even hotter resulting the chain reaction we know as "full" meltdown.


someone clarify, the fuels is burning hotter than the temp that steel melts, right?
Edited by aweir - 3/12/11 at 3:32pm
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This is insane and it happens right after I just took an intro to nuclear reactor theory class.
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I have a strange feeling that Japan may not have control over the nuclear plant at the moment and im hoping there is not a meltdown. Ive been following this since it started.

I really dont see anything good coming from this in all honesty. I read that there having issues with getting water to cool the reactors

Very informative about Nuclear meltdown & what can happen

Edited by 4LC4PON3 - 3/12/11 at 3:42pm
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I have a strabge feeling that Japan may not have control over the nuclear plant at the moment and im hoping there is not a meltdown. Ive been following this since it started.

I really dont see anything good coming from this in all honesty
Same.

The Seawater issue seems like a very desperate attempt.

I have little knowledge on how the coolant works, but seawater seems very desperate.
post #399 of 2836
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These are light water reactors so the normal coolant is just regular water. The fact that they are using sea water is probably an indicator of pump failure. Also they are using boric acid along with it because Boron-10 absorbs neutrons(to become Boron-11) and should help to slow any reactions currently taking place.
Edited by Lampen - 3/12/11 at 3:42pm
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Not to be off topic but this is a very valuable site to know when an earthquake has hit almost immediately.
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquak...quakes_all.php
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