Fukushima one year on

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Re: Fukushima one year on

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Tritium (radioactive hydrogen) has always been the big cancer causing problem from anything nuclear

The solution from the start has been to ignore this, or pretend it isn’t actually that bad
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When open air testing was ended it was mostly due to the amount of radioactive material showing up in babies teeth


Nothing was even reported on the cancers caused by tritium
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Not Fukushima, but a reminder that nuclear never sleeps:
Nuclear Reactions Have Started Again In The Chernobyl Reactor

Scientists monitoring the Chernobyl nuclear power plant say that nuclear fission reactions are occurring again in the reactor hall’s remains, some 35 years after the core exploded.

Sensors monitoring the masses of uranium fuel buried in the basement rooms of the reactor have detected rising levels of neutrons, signalling that the fission process used to create nuclear energy is occurring in one of the inaccessible rooms within the plant.

Although the levels are rising slowly, scientists are working to figure out the cause of the activity, and what action needs to be taken to prevent the risk of further radiation leaking out from the plant.

Maxim Saveliev, a researcher at the Institute for Safety Problems of Nuclear Power Plants in Kiev, Ukraine, said that there were ‘many uncertainties’ about the situation inside the remains of the reactor unit, adding that ‘we can’t rule out the possibility of [an] accident.’

It’s believed that around 95% of the original fuel from the reactor flowed into the plant’s basement rooms following the disaster in April 1986, forming solid ‘fuel-containing materials’ (FCMs.) A year after the explosion, a concrete-and-steel ‘sarcophagus’ was placed over the top of the reactor’s remains to contain radiation from the FCMs, with a larger, more secure ‘New Safe Confinement’ installed in 2016 at a cost of more than €1.5 billion.

Since then, neutron counts have stabilised in most parts of the plant, but Science Magazine reports that in the room concerned levels have almost doubled in four years.
https://www.unilad.co.uk/news/nuclear-r ... l-reactor/
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I know it won’t matter, not even a tiny bit, to the believers. Because facts, logic and rational scientific thought doesn’t matter to belief. But I will type it out again, knowing it won’t matter.


The facts are there, they are real, they matter. No meltdown has ever been cleaned up. The partial meltdown at 3 mile island did have the nuclear fuel removed, because it was a small meltdown and didn’t breach the reactor, but the building hasn’t been cleaned up, nor is it safe.


All the other disasters are still there, and they will be there long after everyone reading this is long dead. It’s a problem that isn’t going away, and can’t be fixed.


After 65 years a tiny little reactor disaster, in a building that’s not destroyed, is still there. They don’t dare open it, much less have a plan to do anything about it, which is exactly the same with all the other meltdowns.

Just one ruined reactor with fuel no longer contained is a never ending disaster. Japan has three. Somehow believers think it’s not that bad. But in reality, it’s worse than you can imagine.
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Now plans are being made, but they all involve waiting. A very long time. No machines are being designed, much less built, to actually do anything.

The melted unconfined fuel at three mile island is in the concrete itself, and it’s far too dangerous to try and move it. This is a tiny amount compared to the big disasters.

The huge amounts of spent fuel worldwide is another magnitude of danger greater. The believer doesn’t care, and will actually applaud and cheer China for building more reactors, and creating more dangerous fuel waste.


Because a nuclear believer is actually insane.
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