02 Aug '11, 7pm

A nuclear engineer talks to @LloydAlter about how Fukushima may actually be good for the nuclear industry. Interesting.

A nuclear engineer talks to @LloydAlter about how Fukushima may actually be good for the nuclear industry. Interesting.

From Wikipedia : The reactor core (1) consists of fuel rods and moderator rods (39) which are moved in and out by the device (31). Around the pressure vessel (8), there is an outer containment (19) which is closed by an concrete plug (2). When fuel rods are moved in or out, the crane (26) will move this plug to the pool for facilities (3). Steam from the dry well (11) can move to the wet well (24) through jet nozzles (14) to condense there (18). In the spent fuel pool (5), the used fuel rods (27) are stored. . (That would be George Monbiot, who wrote: A crappy old plant with inadequate safety features was hit by a monster earthquake and a vast tsunami. The electricity supply failed, knocking out the cooling system. The reactors began to explode and melt down. The disaster exposed a familiar legacy of poor design and corner-cutting. Yet, as far as we know, no one has yet re...

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