posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 09:57 AM
The nuclear poblem is three fold:
1) The rods irradiate and heat up anything that they come in contact with. Liquids are great heat sinks, but they will become irratiated immediately
and the vaporized unless a constant supply is provided. Solids aren't good enough heat sinks and can't be made to flow over the rods. Gases would
require a closed system which is not in place.
2) It's too radioactive near the rods for anyone to approach. We can't even fly over low enough to drop liquid without exposing the flight crew.
To boot, there's no power and the facility is constantly lighting on fire and exploding. It's too dangerous to send humans in.
3) Any solution has to be implemented within the next couple days if it's going to be implemented at all. If there's going to be a total meltdown,
that's when it will happen.
I think they should use a UAV helicopter to fly in a small robot, then use the same helicopter to fly in a thin strong wire attached at the other end
to a tall crane or scaffold that is relatively far away. Have the robot bolt the wire to something. Then, use the wire to send a fire hose to the
robot from the crane. Run the other end of the hose to a water source and connect a strong pump. Have the robot bring the hose nosel to the reactor
and aim it at the cooling rods. Then, use the pump to flood the place and don't stop pumping until a long term solution can be found. This seems
like something I could implement with a few friends in an afternoon if we had the equipment, and I'm not even an expert.