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If they were to combine some sort of outer enclosure with a ventilation system that creates a slightly negative atmospheric pressure inside that enclosure and pumps the evacuated air through a water quenching tank they could significantly reduce the release of radioactive particles. But that entails doing three obvious things in combination and they seem unable even  to do one obvious thing to alleviate the radioactive water situation.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Mon Apr 4th, 2011 at 01:23:14 AM EST
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Yeah, or they could have had a water quenching tank as a filter even before the accident, like many nuclear power plants have. But oh no.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.
by Starvid on Mon Apr 4th, 2011 at 04:41:20 PM EST
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Thank G.E. for that.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Apr 6th, 2011 at 12:48:47 AM EST
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