[ RadSafe ] Japan Fuel Storage Pools
Elcni at aol.com
Elcni at aol.com
Thu Mar 17 23:54:32 CDT 2011
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In a message dated 3/17/2011 11:52:06 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
JPreisig at aol.com writes:
This is from: _jpreisig at aol.com_ (mailto:jpreisig at aol.com) .
Sorry to hear about all that is going on in Japan. Original Japan
recent earthquake and tsunami
appears to be a one in a hundred year event. Elementary book by Bruce
Bolt gives some information
on earthquakes (Book is Earthquakes). Stacey and Aki and Richards
give more advanced
information on Seismology. Loss of backup power generators to the
was very difficult to
Loss of water in fuel storage pools is helping to contribute to
rather large dose rates around the reactor
complex. Idea???: From helicopter, pour water via long hose into fuel
storage pools. don't get
helicopter too close to the reactors. Other ideas welcome.
How do you tell if there is water in a fuel storage pool???? Before
adding water to pools, measure
dose rates using available gamma detectors and/or MCA's. Then add water.
Measure dose rates
again using detectors. With water actually added, dose rates should
decrease. How do measured
dose rates compare with theoretical values??? Keep adding water.
Fix other reactors with messed up fuel rods. Yeah, easier said than
Best wishes to the Japanese and other nuke workers working at the
reactors. I'm sure
workers are being cycled in and out of the reactor vicinity to do various
jobs, and only accepting
some dose. Puking workers go to the hospital right away, right???? No
more work for them at
the reactors once they have too much dose. No heroes this month
should have a chance at life. GE is bringing engineers to help, I guess.
Other VOLUNTEERS??? are
being solicited, no doubt.
Once reactors are stabilized, cleanup will continue to go on for
months and years.
People who worked at TMI should be retained as consultants.
Again I wish the nuke workers there best wishes, good luck and
Godspeed. Keep It Simple.
Make it all happen. Reason things out. No new nukes will be built in
America now for quite
some time???? Chernobyl, TMI, Japan ... these accidents appear to occur
every 10-15 years.
Thumbs up to the reactor designers, these reactors stood up to a 9.0
earthquake (5-6 per century???)
and a tsunami which was generated nearby. Bodies from the tsunami may be
floating out in the ocean???
Regards, Joseph R. (Joe) Preisig, PhD
PS there probably is a great need for atmospheric dose modellers in
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