AP: Melted fuel may have “dropped even beyond” the bottom of Fukushima plant — ‘China Syndrome’ predicted by US gov’t analysis — IAEA Expert: Pools of corium beneath reactors are up to 2 stories high (VIDEO)

Published: March 30th, 2015 at 11:58 pm ET


AP, Mar 27, 2015 (emphasis added): [It] was billed as a way to decipher where, exactly, the morass of nuclear fuel might sit at the bottom of reactors… But what went wrong, even in a simple demonstration for reporters… was a sobering reminder of the enormous challenges that lie ahead… a programming glitch could not be fixed in time for Friday’s demonstration… No one knows where the molten fuel debris lies, and in what shape or state. [TEPCO] has said it likely sank to the bottom of the plant. But the fuel could have dropped even beyond. Tadashi Yotsuyanagi, an official in charge of the muon project at Toshiba… acknowledged the technology will not be able to get the complete image toward the bottom of the reactor… David Ireland, a professor who heads the Nuclear Physics Group at the University of Glasgow, said muons may be the only way to probe inside atomic reactors. “There are not really any other noninvasive options that will allow inspection,” he said in an email.

The Japan Times published the AP report above, however one sentence was altered. Tepco has said it likely sank to the bottom of the plant. But the fuel could have dropped even beyond” vs. “But the fuel could possibly have escaped even beyond the containment facility to the outside environment.”

IAEA technical meeting Managing the Unexpected, Harri Tuomisto, Sr. Nuclear Safety Officer at Finland’s Fortum Power, 2012:

  • Part 4: “If the cooling is not successful, it means the corium melts through the vessel… When this massive amount of corium enters into the containment zone, there are very, very many different energetic consequences… Interaction of molten core and concrete starts… concrete is eroding, and this eroding of concrete, for a long time it was known as China Syndrome.”
  • Part 5: “The corium will be in 3 parts, there is a solid crust formation in the bottom of the pool, then there’s a pool of oxidic materials… The metals and oxides are not soluble with each other and the metals will be separated… which is bad news in the sense that the heat transfer to the vessel is much higher, and it’s much more difficult to guarantee the integrity of the [containment] vessel in that case.”
  • Part 6: “Molten corium on the containment floor, it’s eroding the concrete and going partially downward. Actually it will never go to China, because it also erodes sideways… The final size of the pooling maximum case is 10 to 15 meters in diameter, and 6-7 meters [20-23 ft or 2 stories] deep — or even deeper.”
  • Part 9: “There are quite many challenges… There are different energetic phenomenon… which can lead to different combustions… accelerating flames, or even detonations — which can cause a very high pressure in the containment and even break the containment… Then there’s this China Syndromeattack of containment liner by corium — which can also bypass containment.” (See [intlink id=”video-fukushima-meltdown-melt-melt-days-quake-govt-analysis-shows-containment-vessel-failed-after-fuel-melted-barrier-experts-corium-melted-container-reactor-building-prepare-radiation-levels-20″ type=”post”]US gov’t analysis: Fukushima containment breached due to “failure of the drywell liner by melt-attack“[/intlink])
  • Slides 3-4: If corium melts through the vessel, there are various energetic consequences caused by ejected high-temperature molten corium… Molten corium on the containment basemat initiates core-concrete interaction that releases aerosols and non-condensible gases to containment atmosphere and erodes the concrete (‘China syndrome‘)

Watch the IAEA presentation here

Published: March 30th, 2015 at 11:58 pm ET


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261 comments to AP: Melted fuel may have “dropped even beyond” the bottom of Fukushima plant — ‘China Syndrome’ predicted by US gov’t analysis — IAEA Expert: Pools of corium beneath reactors are up to 2 stories high (VIDEO)

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Pretty sure they stated that most of their monitors were broken and that the ones that worked could not even measure the radioactivity, since it was way off the charts..unmeasurable… just like the now unfixable for say the next 200 years..

    We have all been duped by the best crooks residing on the planet!

    Trust us is what they said.. 🙁

    Obviously it was all pure bullshit to make/take gobs of all our money by law!

    • They can make jets that have recorders to record EVERYTHING happening before during and after an accident, but they cannot make that happen for ANY nuclear plant.

      Why not? Hmmmmmmm?

      Maybe because they have to HIDE much more, and if the truth came out about how many reactors have REALLY melted down, and if people knew what REALLY happens during ANY nuclear reactor melt down, the whole industry would be shut down and thrown out of towns so fast, it would make their heads swim.

      Nuclear Power Plant Threats, Accidents, Recycling Nuclear Fuel, Movie Reviews, Next Generation Nuclear Plants, Terrorists

      • unincredulous unincredulous

        They should have Imax cameras, three for each reactor at Fuckushima 24/7

        • unincredulous unincredulous

          One Go Pro HD camera on a small drone operated by international committee of concerned citizens.-not UN, not IAEA, etc 24/7. After they are polluting globally, containment has failed. It's not all confined in a magic .3 km bay with an enchanted "radiation fence"

          They admit they are Giant Liars. Everyone filmed and spied on now except the real criminals. TEPCO'S CAMERA'S ARE A JOKE IN THIS MODERN AGE. what are they using anyway?…



  • Jebus Jebus

    An excellent website, with top notch articles.

    Lots of information and knowledge you can trust…

    Dirty, Dangerous and Expensive: The Truth About Nuclear Power

    "The nuclear industry seeks to revitalize itself by manipulating the public’s concerns about global warming and energy insecurity to promote nuclear power as a clean and safe way to curb emissions of greenhouse gases and reduce dependence on foreign energy resources. Despite these claims by industry proponents, a thorough examination of the full life-cycle of nuclear power generation reveals nuclear power to be a dirty, dangerous and expensive form of energy that poses serious risks to human health, national security and U.S. taxpayers."


    Consider what nuclear has done, so far…

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Well there you go, and the key now is, will meathead actually read it..

    These people look like the professionals he so desperately seeks out! 🙂

    Maybe he only picks certain/select professionals to idolize?

    • Metalbeard Metalbeard

      Name calling again?

      • pinksailmatt pinksailmatt

        He only selects "like minded" morons, Obewan…types that just love to put OTHER people at risk for their own profit. Actually, I'm not sure we have labeled him correctly yet. Certainly an enabler, for the criminal type…the crimes against humanity/nature type. That IS the highest degree of scumbag you can reach. I'm sure he is damn proud of it too. He should be getting help in a mental institution rather than trying to pick this impossible fight here.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Only referring to your current understanding of the dire circumstances at hand.

    Have you read what these professionals have written?

    If you have not read the link, then I will stand by the description/pejorative proffered.

    Education is not a hard thing to grasp.

  • Ki11more Ki11more

    Some corium has sunk below the reactor containment deep enough to have a constant flow of ground water to erode it…the remainder vapourised to nano particulates or hot particles…..sadly its everywhere the air, the sea, the land, the plants, the food…. the whole eco system seems to know….It shows in the death of billions worldwide even before you count the human cost…


    end nuclear before nuclear ends all….

  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

    The corium is huge! 40 ft diam, 20 ft deep. A mind boggling pool of molten radioactive metal. Three or four of those monsters set free into the ground and water table.

    Nuclear; what could go wrong? Eeee.Elll.Eeee.

    Harri Tuomisto makes the point that when considering risk, one must include all accident initiators, natural and man made. Is that a dry sense of humor? Why not admit the nuclear risk assessment goes down in history as one of the biggest, most moronic failures in science?

  • mrutopian mrutopian

    So, hmmm, could these big blobs blow up?

    Here is an interesting article about the state of the ocean with lots of pictures in Oregon.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    “Most people don’t know what tritium is, so what they will think about is that it’s bad, something that’s really dangerous. Dale Klein, chairman of Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Nuclear Reform Monitoring Committee, told a news conference in Tokyo.

    “It can be released safely into the ocean. We know worldwide what the safe limit for tritium release is,” said Klein, who once headed the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission."

    Ex-U.S. nuclear chief says tritium water at Fukushima No. 1 can be dumped safely
    March 31 2015


    "But tritium is an element that we know a lot about,”
    What the hell does this mean?
    Dale Klein yapping the yap.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    "Tritium can deliver a radiation dose, if it is taken inside the body. Such an intake could occur by breathing tritiated water vapor in the air, or by eating or drinking tritium-contaminated foods or water. Even though tritium radiation cannot penetrate skin, tritiated water vapor in the air, like regular water vapor in the air, may be absorbed through the skin. Likewise, a person might absorb small amounts of tritiated water through the skin when swimming or wading in contaminated water. A developing fetus could also receive tritium absorbed into its mother’s body through one of these routes."

    From the intro:



    • Ki11more Ki11more

      disgusting world we live in isn't it!

    • Marushka Marushka

      Tritium Dr. Rosalie Bertell "Tritium may be considered a very effective distributor of radioactivity in the environment since it is exceedingly mobile as tritiated water, and can travel everywhere that water can travel. The human body, all tissues and cells, are composed of about 70% water. About 80% of the atoms in the human body are hydrogen atoms, which can be replaced by tritium. Tritium has multiple pathways to humans: via inhalation and drinking water, through ingestion of food, and absorbed through the skin. The International Atomic Energy Agency, depending on ICRP, ranks tritium based only on its disintegration energy, which is low in comparison with other known radionuclides. However, the very large emissions of tritium both from hydrogen bomb explosions and from the CANDU nuclear reactors, makes this dose calculation important for humans and their environment. The potential for binding with important molecules in living organisms adds to concerns. A major error in the ICRP estimation implies major health and environmental problems!"

      International Institute of Concern for Public Health. Some rights reserved.
      IICPH, 292 Dupont, P.O. Box 40017, Toronto ON Canada M5R 0A2
      Concern for Public Health
      Articles]http://iicph.org/health-effects-of-tritium-appendix-2 por

  • We Not They Finally

    The wealthiest and the most powerful have lost all common sense.Now we face a conundrum that has no solutions…It reminds me of Robert Frost the great American poet and his verse:"Forgive me god my liitle jokes on thee and Ill forgive thy big one on me."

    Where greed comes in..Common sense and decency disappears..

  • We Not They Finally

    I can understand greed for bliss..Greed for understanding greed for love greed for samadhi.Greed for happiness..Greed for self realization..But greed for Gold?????Can you eat Gold? Do you go into that special realm the mystics talk about.In this divisive country we have greed greed and more greed>>Why???"

  • We Not They Finally

    Once the heart is truly opened you will never be the same again…That path leads to the ultimate truth .Opens the path to self realization.True happiness.Then the whole creation cries dances for joy and nature is fulfilled and oxygen is plentiful and the world becomes what it has always been..Now our greed is destroying everything it touches.True hearts are in mourning as our world is literally dying…WHY Why Why???

    • TimV

      "Life isn't about waiting
      for the storm to pass
      It's about learning
      to dance in the rain "

      So to think 3 small silo's 45×23 is enough to end the game.
      We must not stop trying, least a mad max society errupts. As I talk to people it seems that more are aware ,some hope must be available.
      Not to mention a solution might be found.

      • Gentle Giant Gentle Giant

        TimV, The words of the unknown you share are inspiring. The controlling psychopaths seem to have no intention of helping anyone but themselves. It is not 3 small silo's, but many thousands of death machines,….all with zero regard to life of any form. Thus, We need to bring our own solutions to this situation, as our lives and the lives of all living creatures are now teetering on the precipice of extinction. Most here are awake and know that our odds are small. But collectively, We can overcome any hurdle if We find small ways each one of us can contribute. The information which many have shared here can be extremely helpful if we put it to good use. God helps those who help themselves and others….nothing else will do. We must work on our own experiments and share them here, such as letting people know what herbs or supplements will cure or help them in their dire situations. I have shared info on colloidal silver and consider it a cornerstone for my immune system in the face of bodily radioactive degradation which will be non-stop for who knows how long. I have personally donated over 2500 bottles here in NE Florida and know that it is making a positive impact in the lives of people who actually try it. And to see goldfish living in a polluted environment for over a year gives me hope that we, too, can survive in an atmosphere where you would not think possible (1/2 oz 10ppm colloidal silver per gallon of water, no filtration and all 5 fish thrive ). Hope is…

  • The darker it gets, the brighter the light of truth and love seems to be by contrast, when it is 'found'. Never give up hope.

    The dis-ease of greed, the darkness of hate and fear, are really no match for the light of infinite truth, love and peace..

    Be the change you want to see in the world.

    If we desire peace, we must BE peaceful and act peacefully in all situations.

    If we desire love, we must BE love and love unconditionally, forgive everyone.

    If we desire truth, we must BE truthful and sacrifice whatever it takes to stay in that place.

    There are many very powerful lessons and opportunities, the darker it gets.

    Everyone is on a hero's journey.. Have you received a call to adventure?

    TEDx – Ancient Story Of The Hero's Journey; Everyone Is A Hero, This Is Your Call To Adventure

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    It's the FALKLANDS SYNDROME! Fukushima MELTDOWN to cause '10,000 Chernobyls' in South Atlantic

    Brits in secret evac cover-up

    April 1 2015

    "The scientific computer modelling developed in past weeks shows that in fact the molten reactor-fuel blobs are so incredibly hot that even the liquid interior of the planet is cold compared with them. Thus, the so-called "Leidenfrost effect" comes into play, the same phenomenon which makes a drop of water skitter about on a hot skillet or permits a person to put their bare hand into liquid nitrogen unscathed.

    The cores are enveloped in a layer of metallic plasma vapour, causing them to slip almost completely frictionlessly through the liquid planetary interior. As the super-heavy, molten uranium blobs from Fukushima fell thousands of miles without resistance towards the centre of the Earth, they accelerated to enormous velocities.

    "Our calculations show that the cores fell right through the centre of the Earth at high speed, so fast that momentum carried them almost back up to the crust again on the other side before gravity slowed them to a stop. Then they accelerated back down through the planet's centre again, repeating the process," explains Dr Glick."


    Watcha think, folks?

    • pinksailmatt pinksailmatt

      I doubt it. Wouldn't we be seeing molten lava coming up thru the bore holes if this was the case?

    • Mike Lowery Mike Lowery

      I think it's April Fools day! I started reading, getting seriously perplexed and happened to glance at the article's date… lol

      • melting mermaid melting mermaid

        I think your right. But the cores are gone and they are somewhere. If it is it's not very funny. The second page is all about a dachshund named Collin. I hope its a joke anyway.

    • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

      Yeah , something so hot it can melt itself at freefall speed tru rock not matter how thick , with so litle resitance/friction it can hold it's own blubmass togheter as a drop of water on the surface-resistance? of water, only longer then a fraction of second's like water..it's a stretched call..

      • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

        Visialising around , i think like pinksailmatt sais , the holes behind would not have time to close , and a would be vulcano aka pressure would have used the opportunity..and i guess it would already have made the whole on the other's side after four years of freefalling lol..except that it is not supposed to go as far on the other side (height) as the position from where it "fell".. would it be far enough damage in the crust doing for pressure of lava to break tru.. appearantly not after four year's..

        • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

          But if something containing so much mass and energy would have taking "reversed off"..i think we would have noticed..

          • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

            but it would be good news if the majority of the crap would know be deep burried in the lava , dilluting.. and then that can only be if it melted at the right speed for earth to close the door behind..

            If so then we have to blow up the underground river , or use a serie explosions to dig a new channel to the see , and pour the open holes full of mixture or something..build a wall afew miles wide and deep to block the ocean for as long as we can acces from the place..and seal with a smaller sarcofage..

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      With all that skittering about, it would be impossible to say if, or when, or where, it might emerge.

      The Vatican, the City of London, New York City, Paraguay, your backyard, my front yard, or at the 2020 Olympics…

      It may just hit an underground aquifer and cause a huge hydrothermal explosion under the Pentagon, the Eiffel tower, The Georgia Guidestones, HANFORD WASHINGTON, WIPP, Yucca Mountain, Onkalo Finland, Mizunami, Japan. No place is safe, if this theory is even plausible.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Before science, source. He's part of that Heartland Institute 'thing".

    "On February 20, 2012, Gleick announced he was responsible for the unauthorized distribution of documents from The Heartland Institute in mid-February. Gleick claimed he had received "an anonymous document in the mail describing what appeared to be details of the Heartland Institute's climate program strategy", and in trying to verify the authenticity of the document, had "solicited and received additional materials directly from the Heartland Institute under someone else's name".[42] Responding to the leak, The Heartland Institute said one of the documents released, a two-page 'Strategy Memo', had been forged.[43] Gleick denied forging the document. Gleick described his actions as "a serious lapse of my own and professional judgment and ethics" and said that he "deeply regret[ted his] own actions in this case" and "offer[ed his] personal apologies to all those affected". He stated that "My judgment was blinded by my frustration with the ongoing efforts – often anonymous, well-funded, and coordinated – to attack climate science and scientists and prevent this debate, and by the lack of transparency of the organizations involved."[42][44] On February 24 he wrote to the board of the Pacific Institute requesting a "temporary short-term leave of absence" from the Institute.[45][46] "

    • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

      Inside link ..under editors choice.

      "It's worth noting here that the Daiichi reactors and cooling pools were not particularly safe as nuclear powerplants go: they were a very old, long outmoded design. They were hit by earthquakes and tsunamis wildly beyond what they were rated to withstand, in the second worst nuclear power disaster that has ever happened anywhere.

      And as a result … absolutely nobody's health has been or will be measurably harmed. That's a pretty impressive safety performance.

      We stand by our original headline: Fukushima was a triumph for nuclear power, not a disaster. If there's one lesson to learn from it, it's that nuclear power is very safe indeed."

      Editor: "Lewis Page,Editor of the Register, having previously been Defence/Killer-robot correspondent. Formerly an analyst and journalist on military matters: author of the book Lions, Donkeys and Dinosaurs – Waste and Blundering in the Military. Served 11 years as a Royal Navy officer: highlights included commando training, mine clearance diving, live EOD (bomb disposal) operations and discovering genuine WMDs in 2003 (in Wales)."


      A little something-something going on here.
      Don't look here ..look in the Falklands.


      • Cataclysmic Cataclysmic

        OMG Heart.. just read this on line and came to share it.. wow, just wow..
        No words but

        • Cataclysmic Cataclysmic

          Something is fishy… I could not find Federation of Concerned Scientists.. I found American Federation of Concerned Scientists, and of course there is the Union of Concerned Scientists, but no Peter Glick or Gleick..
          Horse poop? Hmmm.. very alarming if true, but I can not confirm any of it..

      • razzz razzz

        Yeah, Daiichi is a complete success: 3 reactor cores melted down and out with total containment failure, exactly as planned and predicted when subjected to stresses that exceed design limits. A further triumph of the nuclear industry is that there are no operating nuke plants in Japan at this moment, a very safe endeavor. Money sent into the black hole of cleanup costs is another tribute to return on investment in nukes.

        "On 3/23/2015, Board of Audit of Japan reported the financial support from the Nuclear Damage Compensation and Decommissioning Facilitation Corporation to Tepco sums up to 9K billion (9,000,000,000,000 / 9 Trillion in US way) Yen by now. [9,000,000,000,000.00 JPY = 75,240,000,000.00 USD]

        The Nuclear Damage Compensation and Decommissioning Facilitation Corporation is invested by Japanese government and other power companies.

        The corporation plans to collect the fund from Tepco’s profit and sales profit of Tepco’s company stock. However the company stock is only valued at approx. 1K Billion Yen.

        From their simulation, it may take over 30 years to collect the entire fund, but they admit it can take longer than that.

        Unless they boost the stock price of Tepco, they would not be able to collect the fund."

        Medical conditions esp. thyroids of children are not considered since children are helpless and easily manipulated.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose


    "The Board of Directors stated it was "deeply concerned regarding recent events" involving Gleick and the Heartland documents, and appointed a new Acting Executive Director on February 27.[47] He was reinstated following an investigation.[8]"

    Also wait..
    There is a difference in the spelling of name ..I may be mistaken..

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    No, I don't believe I am.

  • Mike Lowery Mike Lowery

    It boggles the mind. Putting materials in a vessel that is able to contain them when only certain conditions are being met but when the conditions fail so does the vessel, has been a massive blunder, maybe the most massive, humanity has ever done! For this specific blunder, greed is it's reason for being. Science knew from the get go just how dangerous fission reactors were. The guy that put the first design of one on paper (later becoming the type at Fukushima Daichi) was asked about his design and where he would put one if he were to build it. He answered "I wouldn't put one anywhere on this planet.". Sums up this catastrophic blunder pretty much. It just sucks having to be within it's consequences.

  • bowling

    You hit the nail on the head Mike. Besides creating thousands of tons of hi level waste yearly that they dont know what to do with, and turning water into tritium, the containment vessels seriously degrade over time because of constant bombardment by radiation. several reactors in the united states and belgium are.old radiation generating steam boiler rattletraps ready to blow.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Framing the news: How To Minimize A Nuclear Disaster
    March 30 2015


    "Pascale characterizes communication of the risks surrounding disasters natural or man-made are really political struggles to control the level of public awareness of events and their consequences, and to control the meaning people will attach to big events.
    "How knowledge about disasters is reported can have more to do with relations of power than it does with the material consequences to people's lives," Pascale says. IOW, power calls the shots, the media works for power, and we the people are just the livestock to be kept fat and happy as we're herded into the slaughterhouse chute. It's not about truth, or about helping the public understand the nature of a disaster, its risks and how they may protect themselves from harm. It's about keeping them as clueless as possible so that power can do as it pleases without having to explain the political, economic and social choices it makes that create and/or exacerbate broad-scale risks to the public."

  • rogerthat


    April 1, 2015
    Strontium-90 and Cesium-137 density in rain and dust increased over 1,000% of when Chernobyl accident took place, according to nuclear regulatory agency.

    This is based on their data base but back data of each year is not attached.

    The graphs below are titled as “Change of Sr-90 and Cs-137 density in Japanese rain and dust over the years (1974-2012)”. The specific location is not mentioned.

    Their report says the monthly fallout of Sr-90 and Cs-137 had been decreasing since they banned atmospheric nuclear test in 1981.

    However it increased in 1986 due to Chernobyl accident. It went back to the decreasing trend since then, but they observed the increase after 311 again.

    Their data reads the highest density of Sr-90 was approx. 10 MBq/km2・month in 1986. However it jumped up to nearly 1,000 MBq/km2・month in 2011.
    Also regarding Cs-137 density, it reached approx. 500 MBq/km2・month in 1986 but it went over 10,000 MBq/km2・month in 2011.
    ↓ Sr-90
    ↓ Cs-137



    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      Significant info Rogerthat. It puts Japan in the same range as the highest contaminated areas around Chernobyl. But where were the measurements in Japan taken? By simple extrapolation, those areas will be afflicted like Belarus, with 70% affected, unable to cope, negative population growth. As if it wasnt pretty obvious already, but these are numbers in a study…

  • rogerthat


    Poll: Americans Pick Green Energy Over Nuclear Power

    According to a new Gallup poll, American support for nuclear energy number has sunk to 51 percent, with 43 percent of the U.S. in full opposition to its use. Acceptance of the power source a high point in 2010, when 62 percent of Americans were in favor of it.

    The poll also reveals that majority of Americans believe that the U.S. should shift its focus to green energy and invest in natural gas, solar and wind power.

    Seventy-nine percent of those surveyed said the country should put greater emphasis on producing solar domestic energy, making it the most favored source in the poll. Wind power was the runner up with 70 percent. …

  • rogerthat


    TEPCO Unleashes Series Of Dodgy PR Announcements
    March 31st, 2015 | Add a Comment

    TEPCO’s paid consultant from the US, Dale Klein is pushing TEPCO’s continuing quest to dump contaminated water into the ocean. The reason given today is that he claims it is harmless if you dilute it with other water. A ton of highly contaminated water is a ton of highly contaminated water, even if you add another ton of cleaner water to the release. This is an old industry PR tactic that is in dire need … Read entire article »

  • Sickputer

    I reviewed a 1991 NRC document in 2012 that sheds a lot of light on melt-downs. Main focus on Light Water Reactors, but plenty on Boiling Water Reactors. They know much more about Fukushima Daiichi than the little dribbles of information periodically released.

    My review:



    "Page 23: Blowdown and Boiloff: When there is a large pipe break in the primary system to the reactor vessel, the reactor vessel fluid will be forced out of the vessel in about a minute. For a smaller pipe break the flow rates will be much lower and the blowdown would be followed by water


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