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Originally posted by zorgon
Originally posted by Tworide
So far these swarms are not close to any particular volcano,
really? What about this one?
35° 21′ 28.8″ N, 138° 43′ 51.6″ E
Japan's Shinmoedake volcano spews ash and rock two days after quake
The Shinmoedake volcano in Japan's Kyushu has erupted two days after the massive earthquake and tsunami that left more than 10,000 people dead, reports said on Sunday. There was no confirmation on whether the eruption was related to Friday's quake. The volcano, which was dormant for several weeks after erupting on January 19, began spewing ash and rock on Sunday, Japan's meteorological agency said.
Originally posted by AlaskanDad
I was just talking about the fact we had not heard anymore on the polymer they were going to spray the grounds with, after reading your post it I really hope they continued the spraying.
Removal of radioactive water begins
The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has begun work to remove highly radioactive water after a one-day delay due to a series of earthquakes since Monday.
Tokyo Electric Power Company started transferring radiation-contaminated wastewater from a tunnel outside the Number 2 reactor to a turbine condenser on Tuesday evening.
The radioactive water had been hampering work to restore cooling functions in the damaged reactors.
Earlier in the day, a quake with an intensity of six-minus on the Japanese scale of zero to 7 hit the plant.
The external power supply to the plant remained intact, and injection of water to cool the Numbers 1, 2 and 3 reactors continued.
Injection of nitrogen gas into the Number 1 reactor containment vessel to prevent a hydrogen blast has been continuing without any interruptions.
But the pressure level inside the container has remained flat over the past few days, suggesting that certain gases may be leaking out of the vessel. The power company says there has been no significant change in radiation levels around the plant.
On Tuesday morning, a fire broke out in a seawater sampling facility, but was put out about 7 minutes later.
The plant operator believes a battery short-circuited.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 21:39 +0900 (JST)
Originally posted by maria81
Make a big enough cave under the corium, drill a hole to drain it and run away and seal the entrance.
Originally posted by maria81
reply to post by zorgon
not too late to drown the corium into sand. Make a big enough cave under the corium, drill a hole to drain it and run away and seal the entrance.
The idea is to get at the corium from the downside. From there you can use the force of gravity to move the corium and its fluidity to do exactly what you want it to do. Regardless if you drown it in a big sand pit or try to cut it neatly again into small corium pills to be reprocessed.
You cannot get at it from above. first there is the massive radiation and second, because the high specific weight will cause any other substance dropped onto it from above to float on the surface just like it would do on fluid quicksilver.
But from below you have every advantage to prepare the situation as a bell manufacturer has before spilling the molten metal into form. Just think of the corium as a big self-heating furnace full of molten metal and apply the appropriate method to mould it into that what you want.
Originally posted by Aeons
reply to post by Wertwog
Where to put it is the easiest piece. In small enough amounts, you drill it down into a subduction zone and leave it there encased.
Encase it, move it off site, to another site where you've set up the possibility of drilling the retrieved material down deep into a subduction zone. A petroleum DRY subduction zone. I'm sure there've been a few of those drilled in the world. I bet someone could look for them in a public database. Already all logged, and known to be dry in known geology.
Originally posted by okiecowboy
reply to post by Aeons
ok let say you could drill under it...how would you get to to flow into your drilled hole?
how would you keep it from going down once it started flowing into your hole??
if you could get it started wouldn't it burn thru your "pipe" before it reached the exit?
how would you prevent getting all the substance at one time if the above was to work?
what would you encase it in?edit on 12-4-2011 by okiecowboy because: (no reason given)