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I'm asking about the fallout----how is the fallout even created? Or are you saying that all radiation people/animals got from Chernobyl was from direct exposure to the plant itself and not from the fallout it generated? Germany was radiated from the plant itself, and not from fallout that floated over there and settled and exposed them over the years?
Originally posted by AdonisDNA
sorry left out the news story , it says "terrified kids screamed "Godzilla! Godzilla!" as the huge quake tossed their school around like a child's toy" ive got like 10 web pages open at once
link terrified kids screamed "Godzilla! Godzilla!" as the huge quake tossed their school around like a child's toy
edit on 11-3-2011 by AdonisDNA because: (no reason given)
www.thesun.co.uk...edit on 11-3-2011 by AdonisDNA because: link added
At 8:20, they started pouring in seawater but an aftershock forced it to stop at 10:15. It doesn’t seem to be filling the tank, leading to fears that there is a leak and the reactor will never be properly cooled. Edano confirmed that the plant had been emitting 1,015 Sv per hour—about the same as one would be allowed for one year—before the explosion, but he said large amounts of radiation were not being reported now. There are, however, reports that 190 people are affected by radiation.
# 2039: Ian Hore-Lacy of the World Nuclear Association told the BBC he believes the situation at the nuclear power plant - where sea water is being used to cool the reactor core - is under control: "The point is that the heat, decay heat from the fuel drops off very rapidly. So after an hour, an hour following the shut down, it's down to about 2 or 3% I think. And after 24 hours it's down to half a per cent. So the amount of heat you've got to cope with right now is a small fraction of what there was initially."
Different enrichment levels of plutonium and uranium lead to peak burn-ups, which cause weakening of the fuel rods.
A principal limiting factor for the share of MOX in the core and the percentage of plutonium in MOX fuel is the substantially higher release of fission gas within MOX fuel rods than in uranium fuel, which increases sharply with burn-up.
MOX fuel is "hotter" than uranium fuel at equivalent power.
High local burn-up, sometimes more than three times average burn-up, due to the heterogeneous microstructure of MOX fuel, which yields clumps with high plutonium concentration.34
The higher energy of the neutron spectrum of MOX increases the rate of radiation damage to the core structures. This could cause the reactor vessel to become brittle in the end, which is another factor for safety concerns.35