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Sat Nov 16, 2013, 01:33 PM

32. It is so hot and mangled there is no protection that allows for it. Workers are


being told that they have less than an hour inside the building for a lethal dose with the best protection there is, from what I was reading before. And the real problems are hidden under tangles of pipes with the hot material inside, and all that covers the hottest area where the corium is.

They are building some robots in a couple of places designed to help, but even those are having to be engineered.

And if they move the fuel rods in the wrong way, rods that are all crumpled together like smashed cigarettes in a pack, and break them open to expose the fuel to another, it could start a reaction which produces a nuclear fire that begins to rain radiation down on everything and through the air, a fire they may not be able to extinguish.

And the same thing could happen with the next big earthquake. So it's not like we can wait forever.

It sure seems like it need a bigger international response at this point.

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