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Paul Richard JohannessenJun. 28, 2012 - 08:53PM JST
Why can't they just pump cement into every nook and cranny, entomb the entire thing and be done with it?"
@gogogo it is just too hot to just cover in concrete. It would melt through the concrete over time and leak again. That's why cooling is needed, constantly, for years to come.
Spent fuel can be safely stored once cooled and blended with concrete into blocks. This process costs around $US1000000 per rod. There are 1500 rods in reactor 4 pool, and 5000 more in the central pool next door.
Total cost for proper waste disposal is over 6.5 billion US$. Admitting to that expense would make nuclear power no longer feasible or competitive (which it never was anyway). Ignorance is preferable.
Posted in: Record radiation levels detected at Fukushima reactor
Paul Richard JohannessenMay. 31, 2012 - 07:21PM JST
It relates to "earthquake clouds" and exists in an off the shelf system from this company:
They claim that more accurate predictions can be made by reading scalar waves - deep physics that I can almost get my head around. Interesting reading if you have the time, but it runs counter to a lot of established seismology techniques and the industry that surrounds current earthquake prediction techniques, so will no doubt take a long time to be employed in Japan - if ever.
Posted in: March 11 quake, tsunami disturbed upper atmosphere, says NASA
May. 25, 2013 - 06:36PM JST
I AM NOT A NUMBER, I'M A FREE MAN.
HA HA HA
I AM NUMBER 2.…
Posted in: All Japanese citizens to be issued ID number
May. 25, 2013 - 06:34PM JST
Japan, the most radioactive country in the world, since 1945.
Sorry for the bad joke, I…
Posted in: 4 researchers exposed to radiation at Tokaimura lab
wow, you must be watching fox news 24 by 7 to get all that tag…
Posted in: Obama wants to end 'war on terror' but Congress balks
May. 25, 2013 - 06:33PM JST
The picture with this report says "Liberty for all relationships." Does that include Incestious relationships, Bestial…
Posted in: British PM Cameron heads off rebellion over gay marriage bill
Why should it go to charity here?
Posted in: Pair of Yubari melons fetch Y1.6 mil