Japan crews facing 100 year battle at Fukushima: Nuclear Expert

Published: March 31st, 2011 at 11:13 pm ET
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Crews ‘facing 100-year battle’ at Fukushima, ABC Australia, April 1, 2011:

A nuclear expert has warned that it might be 100 years before melting fuel rods can be safely removed from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant. …

“As the water leaks out, you keep on pouring water in, so this leak will go on for ever,” said Dr John Price, a former member of the Safety Policy Unit at the UK’s National Nuclear Corporation.

“There has to be some way of dealing with it. The water is connecting in tunnels and concrete-lined pits at the moment and the question is whether they can pump it back.

“The final thing is that the reactors will have to be closed and the fuel removed, and that is 50 to 100 years away. …

Read the report here.

Published: March 31st, 2011 at 11:13 pm ET
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7 comments to Japan crews facing 100 year battle at Fukushima: Nuclear Expert

  • xdrfox

    It’s the hundreds or thousands of years after that that may be the hardest for each generation after this one that make it past birth, They will ask WHY ???? What were they thinking !!!!

  • WindorSolarPlease

    You may want to turn down your speakers

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HzYGju59bk

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  • 67Mopar

    Logic dictates that we are looking at is widespread contamination of the worlds food supply – both land and sea.

    If you don’t have a Geiger-counter that can detect alpha, beta, and gamma, you should get one. All of the food we eat will need to be checked before consumption. Hopefully before purchasing…

    Also, look into purchasing food-grade Zeolite powder. Use one teaspoon of powder per day to cleanse contaminates form your body. 30 days on 30 days off.

  • Cyclops2

    It WILL NOT take 100 years. NO ONE is going to touch the reactors or melted fuel rod pools. We do not have nuclear clean up robots, to do a thing to a MOLTEN gooey blob of fuel.

    Wait until that BIG Community Spent Fuel Pool gets hot enough. Thousands of tons of + 2500 degree stuff. It could start a sustainable nuclear reaction complelte with plenty of Blue Lights for night videos.

    • extra knight

      oh sweet candycorn bejeezus!

      i wonder what the Talking Heads will say abou that, as if anything.

      eat a banana, go to jail.