This is something I have often wondered about and would like to open a discussion. Please let us keep it strictly to the actual physical problem at
Okay here we go:
1. There are 3 destroyed nuclear reactors.
2. What can be done technology wise to mitigate the problem?
No matter how many different ways I try to wrap my head around Fukushima solutions... I honestly can't come up with any viable answer.
I think it's pretty safe to assume that at this point, 1,327 days later, if there was a whole lot that could be done, it would have been done by
When people start proposing solutions...they rapidly forget the reality of the situation which is this:
Technology wise, when it comes to the three destroyed reactors, you are basically talking a pump to keep pumping cold water down three holes. That's
it..it just gets worse from that point forward.
2 of the 3 cores are most likely at the bottom of what's left of the containment vessels... reactor 3 is any ones guess as to how much core material
We know there is no fission, because there is no steam and because there is no steam, that means the outer crust of the cores is below the boiling
point of water. There is no possible way for Tepco to hide the amount of steam if it wasn't.
But every time they try to lower the water levels in the reactor buildings, the temperature starts going up.
They are really between a rock and a hard place at this point....they have to keep pumping cold water down the holes because they can't risk the cores
heating to the boiling point of water. They can't stop the flow of groundwater because they need that as well to cool the cores.
They can't dig them up because of the massive radiation levels involved.
I just can't see a way out of the situation that's even remotely plausible.
What am I missing? (besides brains, that's obvious)
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