Pump and Pray: Tepco Might Have to Pour Water on Fukushima Wreckage Forever

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Quigley_Sharps, Aug 9, 2013.


  1. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

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  2. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    I believe this is how Godzilla will be reborn ?
     
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  3. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

  4. Mountainman

    Mountainman Großes Mitglied Site Supporter+++

    Don't you mean Godzirra (Japanese translation).
     
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  5. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    So....why not encapsulate it in lead? If I remember correctly, lead control rods have been used to shut down reactors since they were first built. The problem is the ongoing reaction. JMHO of course.
     
  6. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    That intellihub article is full of factual errors. Be guided accordingly. The problem is real and in the short term intractable, but there is no reason to take Busby's word that "pumping --- forever" is a possibility.
     
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  7. NotSoSneaky

    NotSoSneaky former supporter


    MOnkey.
     
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  8. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    It will be interesting to see what comes of the harvesting of fish and crabs in coming years, if they have high radiation levels and mutations of any kind. That would have a great affect to the food supply for a large sector of the world, whichrelies on that as their primary source to feed their people.

    Mutant crabs taking over the fishing fleet and nearby villages... would make a good horror movie!! Maybe the Rock could come in with his band of rag tag soldiers and fight them back into the sea :D
     
  9. NotSoSneaky

    NotSoSneaky former supporter

    I cannot help myself but:

    attack-of-the-crab-monsters1.

    C'mon ya know somebody was gonna post it. biglaff
     
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  10. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    crab with more craws! roves me them craws!
     
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  11. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Lead is a Radiation Absorber, and shield, but it is Boron, that is used in Control Rods, as Boron sucks up Neutrons, like a sponge, and it is the Neutrons that cause atoms to fission, NOT Radiation......
    .....
     
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  12. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    sooo...bury it is boron, and snuff it like a candle without air?
     
  13. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    There isn't much boron in control rods, more likely halfnium. Boron is used in the coolant as a neutron absorber to assure a shutdown margin (along for other purposes.)

    Lead is a lousy neutron shield. It's used to shield against gamma radiation. Water is the best "normal" neutron shielding.

    (There's more to it, of course.)
     
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  14. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Yes, but it tends to flow back into the sea....:(
     
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  15. Harbin

    Harbin Monkey+

    So what is the end game here for them? I know very little about containment, but i can put together that this isn't good. Is there enough nuclear material to have an effect on the US coast? Is BTpost gonna start glowing? I assume if there was an easy answer they would be doing it, just looking for a little better understanding.
     
  16. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Yes it does, but it isn't carrying neutrons nor radiation. It's carrying radioactivity. Think of it as radioactivity is the shit, radiation is the stink.
     
  17. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Holy-Fukushima-%E2%80%93-Radiation-From-Japan-Is-Already-Killing-North-Americans-.

    Well looks like they may get to pay us back for the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Bombs after all. The yellow dots on the right is Hawaii.
     
  18. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Well, I hope that I will be long in the ground, before my bones collect enough Fukushima Shit, to Glow in the Dard.... It is my Grandchildren, that I worry about.
     
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  19. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    The good news is, they will likely never need flashlights....:rolleyes: ;)
     
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