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Originally posted by TheOneEyedProphet
700 pages of being on the cutting edge, of proving the naysayers and plants that a community driven effort could indeed have all it takes to take this hijacked ship from them, and finally have a chance at choosing our own futures instead of letting those sad buffoons drive this thing off a radioactive cliff with us in the backseat smelling our own farts!
Originally posted by maria81
Originally posted by zorgon
Originally posted by maria81 But these isotopes can of course be removed from water containing them.
Yes they can... and that is why Fukushima has a treatment plant on site just for that...
However (to quote a well used TEPCO word) that plant was full to capacity and takes TIME to clean the water before releasing it. But TEPCO just dumped 10,000 tons of the 30,000 tons capacity into the sea (containing low levels, only 500 times higher) to make room for the highly contaminated water in the buildings
So yeah they can clean it, but not that quickly or that much volume
That sounds interesting, because it works the other way too... you can produce heavy water with this enrichment plant to produce weapon-grade plutonium in another type of reactor. Could it be that it was this what they tried to hide?
A child evacuee from an area near the troubled nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture was bullied by other children, who taunted him, saying he could infect others with radiation, an education board in Chiba Prefecture said Thursday.
After learning about the incident through an anonymous phone call, the board in the city of Funabashi instructed 83 local elementary and middle schools to tell their students to be kind to the evacuees and be considerate of their feelings.
Originally posted by MedievalGhost
Wow, everyone here is really on the ball today. Keep the great flow of info coming.
Something to note: Recently I have told many Japanese people that Japan has 53 nuclear power plants. No one I told knew that. No one.
Its oldest reactor at Gori was coincidentally turned off Tuesday due to an electrical malfunction amid growing controversy over the extension of its life.
There were no safety risks to the 587,000-kilowatt reactor and no radiation leaks, state-run Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power said, adding it was repairing an electrical component.
The reactor was temporarily turned off in 2007 at the end of its 30-year operation life cycle. But operators received government approval last year to stay online for another 10 years after updates to safety systems.
Originally posted by Silverlok
reply to post by JackBauer
The was reported to be no fuel in the core , but the hot and not so hot ( waste rods ) were stored in the pool around and near the top of the reactor.
From all evidence Tepco does not like the attention the idea of 1535 fuel rods turning into smoke and blowing away is attracting ( from the Areva report , their assessment is : dry pool likely all rods aerated or gone) especially as it seems to be prompting Stronium detection far from the plant .
They have suddenly become vocal after about two weeks of relative secrecy , and started spewing 'stuff' about #4
here is the offical statement
it is as pure a snake oil as you will every see :
of the spent nuclear fuel rods stored in the No. 4 reactor building of the crisis-hit Fukushima Daiichi power plant were confirmed to be damaged, but most of them
are believed to be
in sound condition, ..... its analysis of a 400-milliliter water sample taken Tuesday from the No. 4 unit's spent nuclear fuel pool revealed the damage to
some fuel rods
in such a pool for the first time,.....,
had all of its 1,331 spent fuel rods and 204 unused fuel rods stored in the pool for the maintenance work and the fuel was feared to have sustained damage from overheating.
The cooling period for 548 of the 1,331 rods was shorter than that for others and the volume of
emitted from the fuel in the No. 4 unit pool is larger compared with pools at other reactor buildings. ... The government's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said the confirmed radioactive materials were up to 100,000 times higher than normal but that the higher readings may have also been caused by the pouring of rainwater containing much radioactivity or particles of
radiation-emitting rubble in the pool.
they do not say this is a current condition , they do not say HOW they got a sample of water from a radioactive source 100,000 times normal, they only admit to
"revealing.....for the first time"
not that it happened today or yesteday
they forget to mention that there should NOT be decay heat as if the reactor was just scrammed ( no to say there would be no heat but they are deliberately stretching a term that is not exactly informative in this circumstance )
and in the end some truth "radiation emitting rubble in the pool"
edit on 13-4-2011 by Silverlok because: you see when the backs into the corner it appears to get larger..trickery trickeryedit on 13-4-2011 by Silverlok because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Procharmo
reply to post by hack2011
I did say exactly that way back on the 12th or 13th. I couldn't find the source but distinctly remember reading and article saying MOX rods are typically used in 1/3 of a core.
The Japanese in corporation with AREVA were looking at 50% MOX reactors and even considering 100% MOX reactors.
Unfortunately when I try to find the source I only find my own posts on this and other forums!
Safe and efficient use of MOX fuel in Japanese commercial reactors was successfully demonstrated by two testing campaigns performed in the late 1980s. The Tsuruga 1 unit was loaded with 2 MOX fuel assemblies between 1986 and 1990, and the Mihama 1 unit was loaded with 4 MOX fuel assemblies between 1988 and 1991.
Like France, Japan will load its commercial nuclear reactors with a in-core MOX ratio of around 30%.
Research and development programmes are underway in Europe and Japan to increase the percentage of MOX fuel assemblies to be loaded in a reactor. For instance, French and German companies are jointly working on the EPR project (European Pressurised Reactor).
This reactor, whose commissioning is planned for the first decade of the 21st century, is basically designed to operate with 50% MOX core loading and 100% MOX core loading is considered.
Japan is also working on a new generation reactor known as the Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR) that will use a full MOX fuel core.