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Message Subject *** Fukushima *** and other nuclear-----updates and links
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The reactor is shut down at calhoun. They must maintain cooling to the reactor and the SFP. Without knowing the layout it's hard to say what the situation is. A loss of coolant event would be worse case scenario. Meltdown? I have a lot more faith in american mitigation than I do Tepco.

It's on backup now. Hopefully they can restore full hard line power soon. I also hope they have enough fuel. At fuku they lost the fuel to the tsunami.

At Fuku the SFP is at a high level adjacent to the top of the reactor. If the SFP at calhoun is flooded I expect some contamination to occur.
 Quoting: Waterbug


Well that's a good point.

Anyone know how water is circulated in a shutdown PWR type system to keep a shutdown nuclear core cool? Does it still require the pressurized system or not?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1379944


Good question...what it all "boils" down to (excuse the pun) is that power must be maintained to keep any and all rods cool.
 Quoting: RememberThis


...btw, this is crad. lol
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1379944


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