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Kevin in Felton, California: Considering the fact that the containment buildings and vessels are breached, that the floors of the structures are breached — What methodology exists to actually re-establish containment of this burned fuel, so that they can then control the water leakage that’s contaminating the planet? How are they going to re-establish a seal around this burned fuel? [...]
Arjun Makhijani, Nuclear expert and President of Institute for Energy and Environmental Research: To the caller’s question, the main problem of the molten fuel at the bottom of the reactor — that is going to much more intractable, because, as I said, the infrastructure on the site has been destroyed, and how they’re going to get at that molten fuel and actually extract it, at least I have not seen any reasonable solutions to this problem.
Published: September 17th, 2013 at 8:27 pm ET