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The document also suggests that fragments or particles of nuclear fuel from spent fuel pools above the reactors were blown “up to one mile from the units,” and that pieces of highly radioactive material fell between two units and had to be “bulldozed over,” presumably to protect workers at the site. The ejection of nuclear material, which may have occurred during one of the earlier hydrogen explosions, may indicate more extensive damage to the extremely radioactive pools than previously disclosed.
Originally posted by Aponi
On one hand I'd like to say this is wonderful. On the other hand I'd like to know where the water is going to go now? I mean, they didn't have a place for it yesterday. Maybe today they will... Or are they giving up any idea of cooling with water now?
Originally posted by Silverlok
Here is a good option for the source of that light on the web cam, it's at 1:53 ,
this film also pulls double duty as it pretty clearly shows the pool level and below it blown out front and back
Japanese citizen groups successfully resisted the use of MOX fuel at Fukushima-Daiichi for a decade. MOX fuel was not loaded into the reactor until August 21, 2010 and the reactor began operation on September 18, 2010. Consequently, all the MOX fuel remains in the core and none of it had yet been transferred to the unprotected fuel pool.
Last August, Beyond Nuclear’s radioactive waste watchdog, Kevin Kamps, was invited by Green Action Japan and their local Fukushima anti-nuclear environmental allies to travel to Fukushima specifically to speak about the risks of storing MOX high-level radioactive waste in storage pools.
“If the citizen groups had not been successful, there would have been a 33% load of MOX at Fukushima Daiichi 3 instead of the current 5% and there would have been MOX in the spent fuel pool,” said Kamps. “The activists have saved countless lives by preventing what might have been a worse disaster than is already taking place.”www.enewspf.com... tml
Originally posted by TheLastStand
looks like they might be making a quick makeshift holding pool in order to safely hold the water for treatment before dumping. Those could be forms, but they are missing their panels.
Originally posted by Procharmo
I did see a floating park to store the radiative water on it's way from Russia I think. It was on NHK. I didn't get a screen dump but it can hold a lot of water.
Originally posted by Wertwog
Arnie on CNN...