Originally posted by qmantoo
GR - I appreciate the comments about CCDs as opposed to actual silver halide film. Thanks for the explanation about that.
I understood that there was an excessive amount of radiation actually coming from the fuel rods in the spent fuel pools so why aren't there white 'spots' and 'dashes' all over the images we are seeing.
In the earlier days when they sent in a robot or poked a endoscope into the containment vessel to see where all the water was, there was a mass of streaks and blotches on the images. This is what I cannot understand and no-one has quite laid my mind at rest about this.
Where is all the radiation or do I have the whole idea wrong and the SFP is NOT highly radioactive????edit on 27 Sep 2012 by qmantoo because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Aircooled
Nice Toshiba logo. A new ad campaign?
Originally posted by GhostR1der
Fuel rack geometry really doesn't fit at all, not in a million years.
There's nothing there by the looks of things!
I hope like hell you are wrong.
"There's no publicly available technology that can stop a few thousand degree blob of corium."
Once the pipes broke in the quake, then the tsunami mopped the rest of the systems, it was largely out of TEPCO control on the 11th.
This can be evidenced by the complete lack of control a year later."
Nuclear plant construction to resume in Japan
A Japanese power company says it will resume the construction of a nuclear power plant. This is the first such move in the country since last year's nuclear accident at Fukushima. President Masayoshi Kitamura of the Electric Power Development Company, or J-Power, announced the decision on the Ohma plant in Aomori Prefecture on Monday. Kitamura told a special session of the Ohma town assembly that his company decided to restart the project because of the government's recent clarification of its stance on uncompleted nuclear plants. The assembly members welcomed the decision. J-Power also dispatched officials to Hakodate City in Hokkaido to explain the decision. The city is located about 20 kilometers from the plant and is against the project. Hakodate Mayor Toshiki Kudo told the officials that his city will never accept the decision, because the Ohma project received government approval based on criteria set before the Fukushima accident. Kudo told reporters that the city will take legal action to stop the project. J-Power began building the plant in 2008 but stopped after the Fukushima accident. The facility is nearly 40 percent complete. Oct. 1, 2012 - Updated 09:48 UTC (18:48 JST)
“what was believed to be masterpiece of modern technology succumb to natural disaster so easily.''
“Now I want to eliminate nuclear power plants as soon as possible,'' he wrote in the book, “Even if I get a beating, I must say this.''