Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Plus, steam from still hot reactor cores could leak out through damaged gaskets or pipes and condense into radioactive water which flows to the lowest available point. We really do not have adequate information on the construction of the plants. We would need a full set of plans, sections and elevations to start to get an idea. All we have are simplified diagrams.

How many here have seen typical paper based drawings of construction plans from the '70s? There may not really be a complete set of plans. It depends on how TEPCO has dealt with legacy drawings and how well the "as built" modifications were reflected back into the record drawings.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Mon Mar 28th, 2011 at 09:08:16 PM EST
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