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Chemistry isn't my gig so I can't bring much intelligence to a discussion but it occurs to an ignorant pumping relatively unfiltered sea water into the nuclear reactors means everything from trace minerals to hydro-carbons (from pollution) to amino-acids have come in contact with the fuel rods, meaning the potential they have undergone nuclear transmutation.

Am I off-base here?

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Tue Mar 29th, 2011 at 01:49:56 PM EST

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