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  •  They could at least try (14+ / 0-)

    to move the spent fuel out of those elevated olympic-sized swimming pools so they can collapse the ruins on top of the corium blow-holes. That's going to be a nasty operation though, during which occasional criticalities are bound to happen. Remote control heavy equipment techis bound to get a boost. And I'm not at all convinced they could EVER get that close to the unit 3 SFP - that one's likely doomed to be part of the mess they'll have to bury.

    Still, getting the thousands of tons' worth of spent fuel out of units 1, 2, 4, 5 & 6 would diminish the ultimate releases quite a lot. Eventually they will have to bury the facility, of course. And they're going to need a bigger, badder sea wall to keep the corium heavies in the lagoon, since there's no way to stop the ocean releases before or after. It's always going to be a dead zone.

    •  That was my thinking... (2+ / 0-)
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      Joieau, worldlotus
      Eventually they will have to bury the facility, of course
      Millions of tons of cement with lyers of lead and then try to work a twenty mile moat around it and apply more cement and lead on a project the scale of the great wall.

      There are no good solutions.

      "Perhaps the sentiments contained in the following pages, are not YET sufficiently fashionable to procure them general favour..."

      by Buckeye Nut Schell on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 12:54:59 PM PDT

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