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Response to Divernan (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2013, 12:30 PM

26. Someone educatd on this issue please explain something to me.

Is the danger of the rods being removed that they will come into contact with other rods? Amazingly, this still hasn't been explained in the torrents of discussion on this topic.

Is it like the "Tickling the Dragon's Tail" experiment? So that it goes "critical"?

If so, then what? Does it explode? Does it get very hot? Does it somehow trigger other fuel to do the same thing?

Finally, why is this a potential problem when the fuel rods are described as being "spent fuel"? That description, to me, indicates that there is no more potential energy within the rods.

Thanks in advance.

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