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TEPCO released data for all spent fuel rods. Here is the diagram from Asahi Shimbun:

The top row with numbers is the capacity of the spent fuel pools in cubic metres. The second the number of rods in them. In No. 4, the 1331 number includes 783 spent fuel rods and 548 half-used rods from the core.

The third row is the heat production of the fuel in the ponds, in units of ten thousand kilo-calories per hour. They say that the water in the No. 4 pool heated up at a rate of 2°C/h (apparently taking the displacement of the fuel rods into account), and would completely boil away in ten days.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Fri Mar 18th, 2011 at 03:12:24 PM EST
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