Japan weighs need to bury nuclear plant;tries to restore power

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  1. Hop2089
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    I think burying the plant is pretty much the best idea for the long term and short term, it's a matter of time before they start melting down again and this would be devastating for the area and any plumes will most likely hit Tokyo. Glad to see the economy steadily recover and efforts to restore power.
     
  2. cwstjdenobs

    cwstjdenobs Sodomy non sapiens

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    The best, cleanest solution would not be this at all. Getting the water pumps working and the reactors actually working again would be the cleanest solution. Failing that anything which means they can get the fuel rods to a reprocessing plant. There's a lot more than expense that makes this (the burying in a sandy concrete tomb) a last resort option.
     
  3. Coto

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    But if they manage to re-enable the water pumps should stop the reaction, then disable any leftover...

    I feel we´re a bit better now. And there´s hope also.
     
  4. trumpet-205

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    They are pumping sea water into reactors, which will make reactors un-usable due to chlorine contamination. Sea water pumping is very much last resort already.

    There is no economic way of decontaminating a nuclear reactor. Once a reactor is cooled with sea water, it is decommissioned.
     
  5. cwstjdenobs

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    Alright, I thought it was "just" the spent fuel pools getting the seawater treatment.

    EDIT: 1 reactor might have lost it's seal yes? So if the reactors are getting cooled by seawater right now only one might be getting contaminated, the others the heat exchangers on the closed loops are getting salty buildups?
     
  6. trumpet-205

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    They are pumping sea water into the core (inside seal containment) on Unit 1/2/3. Once they get the situation under control it is expected these three units will be decommissioned since it is too costly to decontaminate these reactors. They are also spraying sea water on spent fuel pool for unit 3.

    They are also trying to get the power grid back online, so that cooling system can get to work again.
     
  7. cwstjdenobs

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    TY trumpet.

    Only problem is know I've got a picture of a couple of Japanese technicians (or IAEA members) watching the coolant flow out to see saying "Fuck you dolphin! Fuck you whale!!"
     
  8. Jamstruth

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    If its going into the reactor what goes in is not what comes out and the Japanese would be stupid as hell to chuck that waste back out to sea. It would've been big news too.
     
  9. Livin in a box

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    What's coming out of the reactor is going back into the see but because the water doesn't actually contain too much radiation, the media doesn't pick up on it because it doesn't really matter. Not that much of the water is even getting out anyway; a lot of it is evaporating because of the vast amount of heat.
     
  10. Delta517

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    I really hope they get the power back. Japan has already been hit by two major disasters. [​IMG]
     
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    Japan is lying about the severity of the problem.
     
  12. KingVamp

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    Why? What makes you think so?
     
  13. Hop2089
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    They've been hiding the severity since the nuclear crisis began. Also, the nuclear plant has no records either, even the prime minister said so.