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In other words, these clusters could form on the surface of a fuel rod exposed to seawater and then be transported away, surviving in the environment for months or years before reverting to more common forms of uranium, without peroxide, and settling to the bottom of the ocean. There is no data yet on how fast these uranium peroxide clusters will break down in the environment
if a criticallity occurs in the pool the resultant heat will quickly overcome the waters ability to cool it , you will get surface boiling and most likely a chain reaction that would probably interact with most of the remaining fuel.
reply to post by qmantoo
One more question - Is there enough room in the Common Spent Fuel Pool to house all these extra assemblies?
That means a nuclear explosion or 'just' a massive radioactive release?
Originally posted by matadoor
reply to post by AceWombat04
Here is how I see the situation.
The staff tried like hell to cool the cores. Extraordinary effort by them to try something, anything. It all failed.
BUT, what happens when they reach the Aquifer?
Those are my views on this matter.
Because I seriously doubt that the cores are still anywhere near the containment s.
Originally posted by qmantoo
(snip) feel that they will have to cut the head off this dragon (snip)
I tried hunting down that video of the CDN nuclear worker from Darington/Pickering getting off the plane in Toronto, from fuk but that vid is long gone like so many others.