No Immediate Risk

Gotta run, just time to post this link to an article about the long-term problems in a town in Sweden that was in the path of the radiation plume from Chernobyl. A heavy rain washed dust from the plume to the ground and this stuff doesn’t go away.

About these ads

2 responses

  1. Good thing the reactors at Fukushima can’t cause that kind of release. Chernobyl was the worst design I’ve ever seen, it was built to be cheap, not safe. While Fukushima reactors took a beating from a few hydrogen explosions, Chernobyl was the core literally fissioning and exploding like a dud nuclear bomb, that’s not the kind of thing that can happen with the kinds of reactors at Fukushima, which have been shut down since the second the quake hit. We’re fighting decay heat in Japan, not an active fission reaction.

  2. Except for reactor #3, which has plutonium fuel rods that may be damaged.

    http://www.rferl.org/content/japan_nuclear_containment_vessel_may_be_ruptured/3536785.html

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 974 other followers

%d bloggers like this: