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Especially if some of the spent fuel pools don't hold water. In that case dropping boron and sand would seem to be indicated. Then water could be dropped on that. This disaster is no where near Chernobyl levels -- yet. But it still has great and terrible potential. Per NBC Evening News the US has recommended covering the exposed and evaporating spent fuel pools with sand and boron but the Japanese have not agreed. What valid considerations might there be for not covering them?

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri Mar 18th, 2011 at 08:20:30 PM EST
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