posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 11:22 PM
Originally posted by PresumedInnocent
Originally posted by XtraTL
Originally posted by mbkennel
The reactor design and operations were most certainly deficient. (see en.wikipedia.org...)
By the way, in case anyone is still looking in on this thread, there's a very detailed account of what has happened in Fukishima here:
It's very long and detailed, but from an actual expert.
Sorry, no he is not an expert, he is a shill for the N industry. Read the article, then the comments, the author is torn apart.
13-3-2011 by PresumedInnocent because: (no reason given)
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The article was checked by a nuclear engineer. There were some minor errors:
1. moderator rods -> control rods
2. boiled water reactors do not run with all rods out -> for technical reasons due to water level
3. some technical quibble about the wording regarding the zirconium + water -> zirconium oxide + hydrogen reaction
4. Xenon-135 is a decay product product but not produced by neutron activation. You also get tritium in the water used to cool the reactor.
As for the comments of the people below the article. Everyone's got an opinion. People with actual qualifications who understand the facts, much
Also the later designs of boiled water reactors may be slightly different than the Daiichi plant. The Daiichi reactors may not have the concrete third
stage containment. Instead they have extremely thick steel in the second stage containment vessel. However, despite a concerted effort by some experts
to find out, so far no word if this is the case for either of the Daiichi reactors that have had an explosion. Nonetheless, they are still designed to
contain a worst case disaster (as someone points out, just like the BP blowout preventer :-))
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edit on 13-3-2011 by XtraTL because: Added info about third stage
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