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    WI Deadhead, psilocynic

    are reporting that the roof has cracked on # 4. Does this make it more dangerous or what? Since I have little information in this field I'm hoping you can give a fair and neutral assessment.

    When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it? Eleanor Roosevelt

    by IndyRobin on Tue Mar 15, 2011 at 06:59:37 PM PDT

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      jan4insight

      a couple of evil anti-nuke activists who were arguing that the design of the reactors in question with spent fuel rod pools on top of the reactors was what was making it difficult if not impossible to keep the spent fuel cooled. The overheating and possible combustion of the spent fuel was a real threat that was not being reported. Correct me if this is wrong.

      I must say that it is curious to witness how, as the situation in Japan keeps deteriorating, the proponents of nuclear power keep assuring us that all the old design problems have been solved and that there is no reason to become pessimistic.

      I'm all for reserving judgment until we know the facts. That certainly applies to both sides of the argument. While we're waiting, here's an interesting read concerning the Dunning-Krueger Effect.

      The Anosognosic’s Dilemma: Something’s Wrong but You’ll Never Know What It Is

      http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/...

      "These days man knows the price of everything, but the value of nothing." - Oscar Wilde

      by metiche on Tue Mar 15, 2011 at 07:11:47 PM PDT

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