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Lampen, your books suggestions links don't work, you've put http:// twice XD
Whoops! Thanks for the heads up. I thought they worked when I updated my sig.
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post #722 of 2836
Apparently the Fukushima Reactors are american designed by GE.

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Love the scare-mongering done by the media. Not that I should be surprised!

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Apparently the Fukushima Reactors are american designed by GE.
The Fukushima Reactors utilize the GE's general design BWR design, but only Fukushima-1 and Fukushima-2 were actually supplied by GE. All the other reactors in both plants are Toshiba and Hitachi heavy industry variants.

Edit: Also Fukushima-6 apparently.
Edited by Lampen - 3/13/11 at 11:40am
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The Fukushima Reactors utilize the GE's general design BWR design, but only Fukushima-1 and Fukushima-2 was actually supplied by GE. All the other reactors in both plants are Toshiba and Hitachi heavy industry variants.
Ahh, cool. the article didn't state specifics on what reactors actually had any GE designs or parts.
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Apparently the Fukushima Reactors are american designed by GE.

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The Monticello reactor in Minnesota is the same type of GE BWR-3 that is used in Fukushima I: http://www.nucleartourist.com/us/monti.htm

Buildings are a bit different, but the diagrams of the reactor itself should be nearly identical to the one that has had the largest issues in Japan.
And actually, now that I've seen some better pictures of Fukushima I, the buildings look pretty similar too.
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Ahh, cool. the article didn't state specifics on what reactors actually had any GE designs or parts.
Only reason I knew it was because I was reading up on the different types of BWR and ABWR reactor designs when this story initially broke. Also the Japanese reactors are a bit further along in the development cycle than their US counterparts. I think the Japanese reactors are all BWR-3+ while a lot of the US ones are BWR-1 or 2.
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So has the seawater cooling method actually been working so far?
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Op Updated - World Nuclear News has more information on the situation at the Onagawa nuclear power plant: It says a "technical emergency" was declared at 1250 after radiation levels at the site reached 21 microSieverts per hour. Within just 10 minutes, however, the level had dropped to 10 microSieverts per hour, WNN adds. The plant's three reactors remain in a safe shutdown condition at below 100C and the Tohoku Electric Power Company has reported no other issues.

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So has the seawater cooling method actually been working so far?
So far it looks like it's keeping the reactors stable at Fukushima. Combined with the boric acid that is.
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Sounds like it's getting under control though the reactors will be tough to cleanup, i thought i read somewhere that Sea water renders the reactor unusable, that's why it's a last resort option.
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