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Response to FBaggins (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 06:47 PM

6. They did not 'hold water'

The pools lost water is the studied reasoning.

We know circulation stopped. When that happened the water heated up and evaporated. Leaving the tops of the rods exposed. Really, this is all such simple physics.

As to the drawing posted. One, not all the piping and valves (anti-siphon included) worked after the earthquake. Then there were explosions, cranes falling, etc.

And look closely at the diagram. See the gates into the reactor? What happened if the gates cracked open? Yup, the water drains away.

What if a valve in the bottom of the pool broke? How about a crack in the concrete after EQ and explosions, crane fall etc.

Surely you are not gonna say you somehow know the pools stayed slap full through all the calamity. No one would be that dumb. So what is it you are trying to say?

Or is this my real error? Imagining you are claiming the pools never lost water? The cores lost water, but the pools did not?

I report, you decide. Did the pools stay full, or not?

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