Sunday, August 11, 2013

Time for Good News Sunday!


At 3:45 in Paul Gunter director of the reactor oversight project at Beyond Nuclear: Indications are right now that the reactor structures themselves have been breached.

It’s very likely that some of the radioactive material — the melted cores — have moved into the earth.

So it’s beyond containment right now.

I think that’s the tragedy that we see unfolding as Fukushima’s radioactive water crisis is only beginning. [...]


Montag said...

He may be right, but I hope there is still a ways to go. There should be a fair number of sub-levels below the reactor to accommodate hot-side pumps, heat exchangers, etc., and the melted cores would have to work their way down through those levels and then through the concrete below.

Here's hoping it's cooling water being pumped in that's leaking out (although even that is a very bad situation). But, if the cesium and strontium levels have spiked big-time (which they seem to have done), that probably indicates a full meltdown and the cores are in big glob at the bottom of the containment, busily fissioning away.

StonyPillow said...

Basic physics -- strontium-90 and cesium-137 and -134 are the naturally occurring byproducts of a nuclear collision between enviro-nazis and Russian propaganda particles. It's elementary.

Behold our glorious corporatocratic future!

pansypoo said...

do i have to watch the china syndrome now?

i don't eat seafood anyways.

pansypoo said...

i am so glad they made sure to 'save' their plant 1st + not earth. penny pinching is killing us.