MadCat221: PsychoPhil: JonnyG: This is one of the most dangerous things that has ever faced humanity. If this fails, there will be huge global consequences. And it has a high chance of failing. :(As long as the water's sufficiently borated, they could do pretty much whatever they want with the fuel in the pool, nothing will happen.You need a pretty particular geometry to get a good reaction going. Spent pools don't have it.Realize also, that, with EVERY fuel assembly removed from the pool, the 'danger' (there really isn't any) of a criticality, goes down.They're removing the unused fuel because it's somewhat easier to handle than the spent stuff (not self-heating or very radioactive)This is actually pretty simple Vs Three Mile island, where they had to jackhammer out the melted fuel./Fun part is gonna be defueling units 1 through 3//Removing that fuel is the easy part, it's filling the drywells to the top without leaking that's gonna be hard...How DARE you know what you're talking about when there's ill-informed knee-jerk nuclearphobia going about!
MrSteve007: What I find even more interesting is that they finally measured (and published) the radiation levels near the leak at the bottom of one of the reactors: 1 to 1.8 severts an hour. Any farkers care to convert that to bananas?
JonnyG: This is one of the most dangerous things that has ever faced humanity. If this fails, there will be huge global consequences. And it has a high chance of failing. :(
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