[ExI] Two Japanese reactors on red alert
phoenix at ugcs.caltech.edu
Sat Mar 12 07:28:16 UTC 2011
On Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 10:03:17PM +0000, Amon Zero wrote:
> 2011/3/11 John Clark <jonkc at bellsouth.net>
>> Eleven nuclear reactors in Japan have been shut down and 2 of them are
Automatic response to seismic activity, AIUI, with most of them being
back online. The two damaged ones were closest to the epicenter, and
fairly old to boot.
> TV here is saying that they have containment, but temps are 150% normal
> and rising in the worst one. Coolant levels are low, with more coolant
> en route from the US. They're saying they may have to vent some "very
The "from the US" seems to be a false rumor. The coolant is water.
Light water with less deuterium in it for preference, but right now
they're just pouring water in.
-xx- Damien X-)
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