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  •  Temp goes up, add water, (3+ / 0-)
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    rja, neroden, Joieau

    temp goes down but pressure goes up. Repeat. Try not to let it melt. Try not to let it break the vessel. Try not to fill it with so much water there is no room for the steam.

    That's what I meant by a balancing act.

    As for the fuel pools. If the cooling systems are in good enough shape that once power is fully restored they can keep the pools cool then things get a lot better. But if one or more of them is inoperable (or there are leaks in the pool), and nobody can get close enough to repair it, what do you do?

    •  Your balancing image (1+ / 0-)
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      Joieau

      brought the Natarage, the dancing multi-armed incarnation of Shiva, the destroyer, to mind - standing on the ego of mankind.

      "I almost died for the international monetary system; what the hell is that?" ~ The In-laws

      by Andhakari on Thu Mar 24, 2011 at 12:31:08 AM PDT

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