posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 11:43 AM
Originally posted by dragonridr
reply to post by L.HAMILTON
I'm skeptical of this report for a couple of reasons one that means the reactor is still operating. Now according to there procedures the boron rods
dropped the minute the earth quake started. This would stop the fission process and no neutrons would be created.And finally how are they detecting
this beam In a lab you have to use a scintillation detector just to see it. If the reactor core was breached this beam wouldn't move or disapear
provided it would create a beam in the first place which is also unlikely. How ever if against all the laws of physics it actually occured the reactor
core then is breached and you have more to worry about then a beam. At that point you have a bomb and we should be seeing a mushroom cloud with a live
reactor with a breach. .
You don't have to have an operating reactor to produce neutrons. Any melt-down will do it. There are 3 reactors and 4 fuel pools on that site which
could be malfunctioning to that extent. (The other 3 reactors and fuel pools should be ok now.)
If a core is melting down and the containment structures are holed or cracked, you get a neutron beam outside the reactor.
A beam like this from a reactor is likely to be accompanied by pale blue Cherenkov Radiation, making it visible at night near the reactors. There's
no proof the beam has come and gone. Only report which does not say the beams have been continuously monitored.
Yes, there is a shutdown process which was initiated when the quake hit. However there is never a guarantee that will work. TEPCO are known to have
lied, faked safety inspection data and been lax about upkeep. The earthquake may have jolted things out of place so the boron rods did not insert
properly. The MOX fuel, known to be in the Number 3 reactor and cooling pool is less stable than uranium fuel, and makes the reactor harder to shut
A meltdown does not necessarily produce a mushroom cloud. At Chernobyl the pressure built up over about 10 days until it finally breached the reactor,
blowing its lid. If the reactor vessel is breached or sufficiently vented before the meltdown, the pressure inside does not build up, and their is no
explosion. It's like a pressure cooker.
Of course this lets sorts of nasties escape into the environment, but the burning fuel rods from the spent fuel pools have already been doing that.
The laws of physics still stand, which is a pity, because what we need now is a miracle.