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Fukushima coolant recirculation with siphon

This design avoids damage to recirculation pumps from sea water sediment. A gravity siphon is used to draw water out of the building into a pit where sediment is collected into a shipping container. Water is then pumped from the … Continue reading

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Can robots stop a meltdown?

Forbes Magazine, “Risk of Nuclear Catastrophe Escalates in Japan – ‘Worse than Chernobyl’”: “The electrical grid is down. The emergency diesel generators have been damaged. The multi-reactor Fukushima atomic power plant is now relying on battery power, which will only … Continue reading

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