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Response to RobertEarl (Reply #18)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 11:02 AM

25. Well... it looks like you spelled that correctly

but little else was correct.

The newer stored fuel rods if exposed to air, become so hot they burn or even explode.


You seriously believe that? Are they going to leave them out in the air for days?

It usually takes ten years for the rods to become safe to move in air.

So all those dry storage casks filled with fuel that only needs to sit in a pool for five years are time bombs waiting to go off at any second, right?

There is a great deal of speculation that some explosions were caused by pools which were drained of water then overheated and exploded.

Such speculation would be limited to people who don't have a clue how the physics works... they were proven wrong many months ago and no doubt remains (not that there was any to begin with). If the pools drained, how were they repaired so that they now hold "alot of water"?

The pools were rapidly refilled and more explosions averted.

And the fuel rods magically reformed later, right?

No wait! I know what happened. The people who claim they can't remove the fuel for years were actually able to empty the pools in the middle of the night and replace the destroyed racks/rods/etc with fakes. Yeah... that's the ticket.

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