[ RadSafe ] Japan Fuel Storage Pools

Elcni at aol.com Elcni at aol.com
Thu Mar 17 23:54:32 CDT 2011

please look at this link
_http://bravenewclimate.com/_ (http://bravenewclimate.com/) 
In a message dated 3/17/2011 11:52:06 P.M. Central Daylight Time,  
JPreisig at aol.com writes:

Dear  Radsafe:

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 
hear  about.

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  
Everybody  responding
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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