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  •  Via SlashDot: Cold Shutdown (2+ / 0-)
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    gmoke, Larsstephens

    all the way at the base. I hope that this is true.

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      Larsstephens

      If it's true, it's about time.  The evacuation seems a little arbitrary and it appears that the radioactive contamination didn't stay within the concentric circles the government is applying.  Glad there are citizens' monitoring efforts as a check on the work of the government and TEPCO.

      Solar is civil defense. Video of my small scale solar experiments at solarray.

      by gmoke on Mon Oct 03, 2011 at 09:35:39 PM PDT

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    •  Not to throw cold water on things (0+ / 0-)

      They are measuring the temperature at the base of the containment, but many believe that the cores have already melted beyond that point, so the low temp.s measured in the containment reflect the distance of the corium from the sensors rather than the actual temperature of the corium.  In addition, recent measurements of 131I give strong evidence of  sporadic criticalities as the molten cores 'breathe'.

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