posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 06:13 PM
Originally posted by mydarkpassenger
It is the most powerful reactor complex on Earth. It drawfs Chernobyl by thousands of times.This is extremely serious for Hawaii and our west
edit on 12-3-2011 by mydarkpassenger because: (no reason given)
The Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant has a capacity of 4,696 MW
The Chernobyl Plant had Installed capacity 4,000 MW
Its not that much bigger. Also the Chernobyl plant was a RBMK-1000 Graphite Moderated Core. Graphite burns.It also lacked a containmment dome as
featured in all western plants.
The Fukushima is a boiling water reactor which as we can tell above there is residual heat produced even after its SCRAMED. but has a containment
Given the fact that they have introduced seawater and boric acid (to absorb neutrons) to at least one of the reactors and the the resulting explosion
which was caused by hydrogen buildup indicates that a partial meltdown has occured. If the containment dome survived the earthquake AND the subequent
expolsion, the excaping radiation will be a fraction of that that occured in Chernobyl. If the containment dome has failed then ALL bets are off.