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Coolant Recirculation System at Fukushima

They’ve been using sea water to cool the rods, but when the level threatens to overflow the reactor buildings, they’re flushing the water back into the ocean (ref here and here). This is an obvious radioactivity hazard to the environment, … Continue reading

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Fukushima: Removing Spent Fuel Rods

If you’ve ever looked at Fairewinds Associates videos, you know that the big problem at Fukushima is the drying up of the cooling pools which are suspended over the reactor vessel and contain the spent (but extremely radioactive) fuel rods. … Continue reading

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Fukushima: constructing containment buildings out of shipping containers

Containments for the damaged reactor buildings can be rapidly constructed out of intermodal shipping containers. Shown here are forty-foot units. Approximately 1500 are used to build the walls. At $5000 per unit, the walls can be constructed for $7,500,000 in … Continue reading

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Capping the Oil Spill with Shipping Containers

The basic idea is to put a containment box over the oil well. The box is constructed from intermodal shipping containers (aka TEUs — twenty foot equivalent units). It can be assembled on the ocean floor. The TEUs can be … Continue reading

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