[ RadSafe ] water cannon? New water will RAISE temperature.

GEOelectronics at netscape.com GEOelectronics at netscape.com
Wed Mar 16 18:24:40 CDT 2011

Bryan said:"Looks like they are about to start spraying water from police water
cannon through a hole in the wall in an attempt to refill the pool (per
NHK report at 7am Japan time).


Bryan, I hope someone tells them A) hot, dry zirc4 rapidly oxidizes in the 
sudden presence of water (H2 given off in quantity and much extra heat) 


B) Powerful jets of water can change the geometry (critical spacing) of fuel 
rods, possibly asking for a criticality event.

George Dowell

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