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Let's recall that the size of a spent fuel pool was about 40x40x30ft, or 1300 tons of water...

And that the reactor vessels are rather larger than that.

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 Thu Mar 31st, 2011 at 06:22:01 AM EST
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Ignoring spent fuel ponds, if 7 t/h is enough for all three meltdown-threatened reactors, it's enough for 54 hours. (Current flowrate: 8 t/h for No. 1 and 2, 7 t/h for No. 3.) If 18 t/h is ideal, then 21 hours.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu Mar 31st, 2011 at 10:05:55 AM EST
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They need a freshwater tanker and a contaminated water tanker anchored nearby so they can shuttle barges back and forth.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Mar 31st, 2011 at 04:40:56 PM EST
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