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Originally posted by boaby_phet
If their is a crack in the reactor and a potential for molten fuel to leak down through this,and if was to fall into the water which had/has pooled round and below this from pumping in all this water, is their not a chance of a massive explosion similar to what scientists were fearing would happen at chernobyl ?
We are not at war with Japan... so we have to ask
Originally posted by curioustype
Hmmm, perhaps, as in not at war with Libya? -
Originally posted by liejunkie01
I believe that nuclear energy can be safe.
Originally posted by crazydaisy
It appears Japan is now asking people to evacuate
further away from the reactors.
the fact that the USA, France and UK may all get severely chastised for their involvements with the MOX and reactor design safety down the road rather than the USA being polite?
Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC)Under the combined effects of stress and certain corrosive environments stainless steels can be subject to this very rapid and severe form of corrosion. The stresses must be tensile and can result from loads applied in service, or stresses set up by the type of assembly e.g. interference fits of pins in holes, or from residual stresses resulting from the method of fabrication such as cold working. The most damaging environment is a solution of chlorides in water such as sea water, particularly at elevated temperatures. As a consequence stainless steels are limited in their application for holding hot waters (above about 50°C) containing even trace amounts of chlorides (more than a few parts per million). This form of corrosion is only applicable to the austenitic group of steels and is related to the nickel content. Grade 316 is not significantly more resistant to SCC than is 304.