I remember that thread about the safety of the stored fuel rods. What happen at Fukushima was the emergency pumps were disabled by the wave. So I asked what would happen if our emergency pumps were disabled by the EMP or some other thing. I think the gist was that it couldn’t happen here and something about we use gravity for that cooling. I have heard that line a lot from many smart people so I have to figure the magnitude of such a disaster would simply be 10 times worse if those pumps do not run well enough and long enough to cool that spent reactor fuel, for what ever reason. It’s not the reactor but the stored hot fuel that is the danger.
Yes I have also heard the nuclear disaster in Japan has become much worse in the last month. I have to wonder how much the Pacific Ocean can take before it becomes a giant pool of death.
Oh yea I also remember many people saying the whole thing was a waste of time to talk about because there wasn’t anything that could be done.
From previous posts from someone in the industry is that all of our nuclear reactors were hardened against EMP/CME. All backup generators are in positions safe from flooding too.
Statistics: Posted by Gunns — Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:57 pm