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  •  asdf (5+ / 0-)
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    It is.  Salt water (ie ocean) cooling was always a backup method for this plant.  It is a last resort, since the reactors will be completely unusable even without any core damage due to chlorine attacking the piping and structural materials.  That type of damage would be much more long term though than the time it would be used to cool the cores/pools down to an acceptable level to start final parts of recovery.

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    by erush1345 on Wed Mar 23, 2011 at 10:22:03 PM PDT

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