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Originally posted by TheRedneck
reply to post by Fractured.Facade
Pragmatic optimism can go a long way. And if this power line works and it restores power and the coolant brings the temp down, the radiation stops, and the turbines start running, I promise you I will be more than ecstatic to admit publicly that I am wrong! Just as soon as I stop laughing from relief.
Physics says that is impossible, though. And I have learned to trust physics.
a serious split between Washington and Tokyo, after American officials concluded that the Japanese warnings were insufficient, and that, deliberately or not, they had understated the potential threat of what is taking place inside the nuclear facility.
Gregory Jaczko, the chairman of the commission, said in Congressional testimony that the commission believed that all the water in the spent fuel pool at the No. 4 reactor of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station had boiled dry, leaving fuel rods stored there exposed and bleeding radiation. As a result, he said, “We believe that radiation levels are extremely high, which could possibly impact the ability to take corrective measures.”
Originally posted by Anmarie96
I have a little catching up to do here - a few pages - but in the meantime -
Earlier, I thought water was a bad idea. And my wood stove just keeps coming to mind. If I have a hot stove and throw cold water on in, the whole of the stove would steam and crack = bad idea! Then, I think Chimney fire, which I don't know why my brain is processing this as what is going on at the reactors, but, my thinking, there must be a chemical that can be put on these reactors that will chemically take the heat out of the reactors. Just as with a fire you have the fire extinguisher or the new little blocks that are made of chemicals that you throw in the stove to extinguish it. I think they must start looking outside the box and the science geeks need to start making potions.
What about Salt???
Originally posted by MoonandStar
Even the low tech russians were dealing with the situation better than the japs right now.
2348: It should be noted that the Tokyo Electric Power Company has a poor record on revealing the extent of problems at its nuclear facilities. In 2002, senior executives were forced to resign after the government disclosed that they had covered up a large series of cracks and other damage to reactors. In 2006, the firm admitted it had been falsifying data about coolant materials in its plants.
U.S Nuclear Regulatory Chairman Gregory Jaczko told a congressional panel that his commission is recommending a larger evacuation radius from Japan's Fukishima nuclear plant than Japan has ordered.
Jaczko described the dire situation at Japan's Fukishima nuclear plant, saying radiation levels at the fourh reactor at that plant are "extremely high." He said the State Department is issuing a new recommendation for U.S. citizens in Japan.www.voanews.com...