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THE Radiation / Radioactive Thread Pt. 2

Re: THE Radiation / Radioactive Thread Pt. 2

Unread postby clif » Tue 14 Feb 2017, 23:41:20

Two different level of failure, TMI didn't have a catastrophic failure and explosion of the building, Fukushima have 4 out of 4 reactors fail and explode. even though #4 wasn't operating at the time.

The damage at Fukushima is magnitudes worse then TMI experienced, with much higher levels of radioactivity. Also with the possible breaches which have allowed water to leak out of the reactors, refilling them might prove to be problematic especially with their proximity to the Pacific Ocean..
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Re: THE Radiation / Radioactive Thread Pt. 2

Unread postby diemos » Tue 14 Feb 2017, 23:46:30

Yup, the damage is higher and there's three of them to decommission (not 4). The possible breaches is one reason they need the ice wall to keep the ground water under the reactors separate from the ground water outside the wall.
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Re: THE Radiation / Radioactive Thread Pt. 2

Unread postby yportne » Wed 15 Feb 2017, 00:28:42

Leslie Corrice on Hiroshima. He has an interesting blog that he updates about twice a week. http://www.hiroshimasyndrome.com
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Re: THE Radiation / Radioactive Thread Pt. 2

Unread postby sparky » Wed 15 Feb 2017, 16:12:13

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Excellent video on three miles island clean up,
as in all disasters some lessons can be drawn from it

to contain the materials , a concrete enclosure is a good idea ,
to contain molten core material ,a thick layer of sand under the reactor is a good idea
to design the reactor for easier dismantlement and access is a good idea
never never store the fuel too close to the reactor

Accident will happen , that's what accident do , it's wise not only to plan on preventing them
it's also good policy to plan how to deal with them afterward
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Re: THE Radiation / Radioactive Thread Pt. 2

Unread postby pstarr » Wed 15 Feb 2017, 20:41:44

clif wrote:Two different level of failure, TMI didn't have a catastrophic failure and explosion of the building, Fukushima have 4 out of 4 reactors fail and explode. even though #4 wasn't operating at the time.

The damage at Fukushima is magnitudes worse then TMI experienced, with much higher levels of radioactivity. Also with the possible breaches which have allowed water to leak out of the reactors, refilling them might prove to be problematic especially with their proximity to the Pacific Ocean..

I am proximate to the Pacific Ocean, but the only thing I see glowing on the beach are the surfers campfires and a lot of spiffs. still looks like good old h20 out there lol
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Re: THE Radiation / Radioactive Thread Pt. 2

Unread postby clif » Wed 15 Feb 2017, 20:51:41

I am proximate to the Pacific Ocean,



5000 miles from Fukushima.

Don't know what your post is supposed to show BTW since you are so far from the disaster site.

The worry is radioactive water leaking into the ocean near the Japanese coast not leaking near the California coast.

But do continue to attempt to obfuscate the obvious.
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