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Response to RobertEarl (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 03:35 PM

3. The first word of your post is the critical one to understanding it.

"Imagine".

reason these rods are in that pool is to keep the rods from releasing their heat to the atmosphere.

Really? So it's a global warming thing... not a concern about radiation?

In these pools the water is supposed to circulate. Heated water is run through heat exchangers and cooled down and pumped back into the pools.

Interesting. And given that warm water is less dense than cold water and you want to remove the heat... where is the intake for that system?

Now what happened at Fukushima

Please provide a link to something other than "imagine". Those pipes (SFP 4 as an example) were still destroyed three months later... yet the pool held water.

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