Fukushima one year on

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In April 2019 they started moving fuel rods from Unit 3

https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/15/asia/jap ... index.html

In 9 months they managed to move 35 assemblies, of new fuel, unirradiated assembles. But not a single spent fuel rod.


Spent fuel: 0 / 514
Unirradiated (New) fuel: 35 / 52

https://www7.tepco.co.jp/responsibility ... it3-e.html
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It gives an idea of just how bad it actually is there.

In 9 years they have managed to move zero spent fuel assemblies

These fuel rods are a danger, and they just can't seem to move them elsewhere.

The really dangerous shit, sitting somewhere beneath, they have no plans to move at all. Nobody has ever moved any melted fuel from a complete core meltdown. Ever.

And with out a doubt it will not happen in your lifetime, or your kids lifetime.
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Eventually the radioactivity will fade.

Just give it 10,000 years. :)
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The radio-cesium has a half life of around 30 years, so a lot of the really dangerous shit will only be half as bad in another 20 years. Which is about the time they will finish moving the fuel rods from the cooling pools.
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There's some plutonium in the spent fuel. That shit has a 24,000 year half life, IIRC.
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Bah! Plutonium is not dangerous

Remember, nobody died
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If you use the metric of "but nobody died", then plutonium is 100% safe. It's true. Nobody has ever died from exposure to Plutonium.
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robinson wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:35 pm
Nobody has ever died from exposure to Plutonium.
Wrong: Demon core.

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Yep. Let's not forget that it's not only highly radioactive, but it's chemical toxicity is unrivaled. Except perhaps by ed, when he's in one of his 'smoting' moods. :)
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Witness wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:42 pm
robinson wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:35 pm
Nobody has ever died from exposure to Plutonium.
Wrong: Demon core.
Nobody touched the plutonium, breathed in any dust from it, had any physical contact with it. It was the neutron radiation that was the danger.

One could claim wood killed people, when it was the fire that did the damage.
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robinson wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:50 am
Witness wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:42 pm
robinson wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:35 pm
Nobody has ever died from exposure to Plutonium.
Wrong: Demon core.
Nobody touched the plutonium, breathed in any dust from it, had any physical contact with it. It was the neutron radiation that was the danger.

One could claim wood killed people, when it was the fire that did the damage.
Aha, ye olde Scotsman!

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Nobody touched the sun, breathed in any gas from it, had any physical contact with it. It was the light radiation that was the danger.
FTFY.

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I think we should call it the "Robinson's No True Nuetron" fallacy... :)
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Witness wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:24 pm
FTFY.
No, you didn't. You just posted more stupid shit.
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Plutonium (like lead) is a chemical poison.

But if one were to ingest enough Pu to die on the spot, it wouldn't be from poisoning.
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It's a funny sort of political world where Pu is considered deadly, but burning coal isn't so bad. Where 3 complete meltdowns are described as "not that bad" (nobody died, etc etc), and exposure to a criticality test of a bomb core is the same as being near Pu from a reactor explosion.

It's like nobody actually wants to learn or know anything. Actually, it's exactly that.
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More peeps die from coal every year than have ever died from nuclear power. Shove that up your ass ad hom boy Robinsuck.
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More people die from every other cause of death than from nuclear power each year.
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robinson wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:23 pm
More people die from every other cause of death than from nuclear power each year.
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:)
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If you count the number of people who are alive because of a fuel source, the numbers are very interesting.
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