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    ... fuel rods are coated with zirconium alloy which degrades under heat and reacts with steam to create hydrogen which can then explode carrying material from the fuel rods ...
    They are clad in zirconium alloy tubes, but if the rods are covered with water, then they cannot react with steam.

    Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
    -- Albert Einstein

    by bryfry on Sun Apr 08, 2012 at 03:45:19 PM PDT

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    •  And if the fuel pools are damaged? Then? (1+ / 0-)
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      Superman maybe?

      202-224-3121 to Congress in D.C. USE it! You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them. "We're not perfect, but they're nuts."--Barney Frank 01/02/2012

      by cany on Sun Apr 08, 2012 at 07:15:56 PM PDT

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