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"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anas Nin
by Crazy Horse on Mon Mar 28th, 2011 at 09:05:50 AM EST
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I suppose the
radioactive substances from temporarily melted fuel rods at the Number 2 reactor had made their way into water in the containment
is meant to indicate that the fuel rods did melt at some point, releaseing radioactive substances, but have since cooled down so no more radionuclides are being added to the water.

The real problem here is that radioactive water outside the reactor indicates both 1) a meltdown; 2) a failure of "wet containment" (the "torus" in a Mark I design).

So, in what may be my last act of "advising", I'll advise you to cut the jargon. -- My old PhD advisor, to me, 26/2/11

by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Mar 28th, 2011 at 09:15:46 AM EST
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