posted on Apr, 12 2011 @ 09:03 PM
There is absolutely zero possibility of an "atomic explosion" here, such a detonation would require uranium, or plutonium cores that are thousands
of times more pure than the fuel in these reactors, and then a specially designed highly explosive (implosion) of the fuels to achieve critical mass
and thus an "atomic explosion"
The worst that can happen is a complete meltdown, and possible steam ejections that would eject massive amounts of extremely radioactive elements in
the form of particulates that could be spread out by winds in lethal concentrations.
A worse threat for now is not from this meltdown scenario, they have that fairly under control with cooling efforts... The severely damaged and
leaking spent fuel pools in the tops of the damaged reactor structures are a serious looming threat, if the spent fuel rods are exposed to the air,
and heat up and catch fire that could be as bad, or worse than a meltdown in the reactor cores.
Blowing these reactors up with nukes or any explosives is just plain stupid.