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If covered with sand and boron, then what?

If no cement was used, just remove the sand and boron, wet or dry. Use a giant vacuum if dry or siphon if wet. Same principle as you use to clean the bottom of an aquarium, but instead of a 1/4" tube (6mm) use a 4" (105mm) pipe. It would create tons of additional material requiring special disposal but would protect against recriticality and/or fire which could spread MOX dust in the atmosphere. Not doing that seems like a gamble that they are not going to have a fire started with dry fuel rods. Doing it creates additional cleanup expense.

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat Mar 19th, 2011 at 09:11:35 PM EST
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