[ RadSafe ] Chernobyl

Ted de Castro tdc at xrayted.com
Sun Oct 4 19:16:31 CDT 2015

You mean if it had NOT been essentially a pile of charcoal with a chunk 
of white hot metal in the middle and NOT running at 120% for accelerated 
fuel production (at least that's how I heard it) --- would there still 
have been a problem???

There's a good reason we don't make graphite reactors.

On 10/3/2015 7:50 PM, Joseph Preisig wrote:
> Radsafe,
>        So, if the Chernobyl reactor(s) had properly designed containment
> structures, would the releases and dose rates have been much more limited,
> perhaps comparable to those at Three Mile Island???  Of course, the answer
> would be design dependent....
>       Joe Preisig
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