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This thread is a good example of group psychosis.
There's not a chance this is remotely close to an ELE.
I'm not in denial I'm measuring the scale of the event.
Now a global EMP taking out the infrastructure would cause 400+ reactors to go into meltdown. That's maybe enough for an ELE.
We also might want to keep our eyes on this new discovery by Russian scientists:
Russian scientists in the Khibinsky Mountains in the Arctic Circle have made an important scientific discovery. They’ve found a new mineral which absorbs radiation.
It does not yet have an official name and is known only as number 27-4. It can absorb radioactivity from liquid nuclear waste.
“It can extract radioactive substances from any water-based solution and so has a very important practical significance,” said Yakov Pakhomovsky, the head of the Kolsky Research Institute.
After coming into contact with the mineral, radioactive water becomes completely safe. Had this mineral been available to physicists after the Chernobyl or Three Mile Island disasters, the consequences might have been very different, as both accidents resulted in contamination from radioactive water. (RT)
Absolute denial of the scale of the event by your own numbers. You responded but obviously did not read, just a knee-jerk psychosis on your own part based on your own denial of events. Call the doctor please.
I did not state this was currently an ELE event, but that it could be, if the spent fuel pool collapses and puts the contents of essentially 1400 reactors into meltdown (1400 cores = the spent contents of 1400 reactors). Then we lose the ability to control the spent contents of all the remaining cores (a total of approximately 11,000). And they will go into meltdown when the cooling water is gone after humans and machines can no longer get to them.
In boiling water reactors (BWR), the fuel is similar to PWR fuel except that the bundles are "canned"; that is, there is a thin tube surrounding each bundle. This is primarily done to prevent local density variations from affecting neutronics and thermal hydraulics of the reactor core. In modern BWR fuel bundles, there are either 91, 92, or 96 fuel rods per assembly depending on the manufacturer. A range between 368 assemblies for the smallest and 800 assemblies for the largest U.S. BWR forms the reactor core. Each BWR fuel rod is back filled with helium to a pressure of about three atmospheres (300 kPa).