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View Diary: Japan Nuclear Disaster Mothership #12: Prime Minister Calls Situation 'Dire' (47 comments)

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  •  There are a number of sources reporting (0+ / 0-)

    a probable breech in the #3 primary containment. That reactor uses MOX fuel: uranium and plutonium.

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

    by Andhakari on Sat Mar 26, 2011 at 11:20:55 AM PDT

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    •  Yes, a breach would (4+ / 0-)

      be releasing fuel, depends on where the breach is whether it would be in the steam or in wherever the water is collecting. Water in the turbine building basement is most likely from leaks in the steam pipes (don't know if isolation valves were ever closed, and if so that they've been compromised) which are open to the reactor vessel. That's a whole different issue from a hole or crack in the vessel itself.

      Now, more than ever, we need the Jedi.

      by Joieau on Sat Mar 26, 2011 at 01:03:09 PM PDT

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