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Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't pumping water at the later stages of a meltdown very dangerous?
Originally posted by Styrge
About the color of the molten core - it's orange like lava. Not shining brightly. It's not getting white hot as it cools down the same time it melts everything.
Edited to answer the above: pumping water wouldn't make difference any more - just slows down the melting process a tiny bit.edit on 18-3-2011 by Styrge because: (no reason given)
VIENNA -- A diplomat with access to U.N tracking of Japan's radioactive fallout says it has reached Southern California but first readings are "about a billion times beneath levels that would be health threatening." The diplomat was citing readings Friday from California-based measuring station of the Vienna-based CTBTO. He asked for anonymity because the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization does not make its data public. Read more: www.foxnews.com...
Originally posted by the seeker_713g
reply to post by AstraCat
As posted earlier, 'cat, most of the infrastructure of the reactor vessels and the assorted pumps is way below ground level, and several of the photos posted show what appears to be the upper torus of the reactor vessel itself...
U.S. government nuclear experts believe a spent fuel pool at Japan’s crippled Fukushima reactor complex has a breach in the wall or floor, a situation that creates a major obstacle to refilling the pool with cooling water and keeping dangerous levels of radiation from escaping.
It was compelling evidence, they said, that the wall of the No. 4 reactor pool has a significant hole or crack. …
A breach in the pool would leave engineers with a problem that has no precedent or ready-made solution, said Edwin Lyman, a physicist with the Union of Concerned Scientists.
“My intuition is that this is a terrible situation and it is only going to get worse,” he said. “There may not be any way to deal with it.”
Are you sure that this is not the case now? I am speaking to evidence that there is no breaches. The pools are intact? I have not seen the case for that.
One of the biggest misunderstandings isn't really anyones fault, until yesterday everyone thought that 1 or more primary containments were breached and omg MELTDOWN APOCALYPSE! .. however it turns out its just the spent fuel pools (still bad, but nowhere near as bad as made out here). So ALL of the hysteria was based on a false premise.
Originally posted by Navieko
reply to post by bitbytebit
Are you expert enough on this situation to be able to say whether or not many of us here have been overreacting and "scare mongering"? Are you even able to refute any of our specific claims... or are you just speculating?