Putting the lid on Chernobyl

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Hotarubi wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:25 am
sparks wrote:
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100 according to the producers of HBOs 'Chernobyl'.

Rain is an issue, can't have it seeping through the corium and then out into ground water. There is also the dust problem: Anything falling into what's left of the core will raise a dust cloud loaded with radioisotopes. Not good.
Saw the documentary. The roof/ceiling of the original structure is falling apart, when bits of debris fall onto the mess on the floor you get dust clouds as well as the rain issue.

Final thought of the doc was that they will keep having to build bigger and bigger structures over the next 10000 years to "house" the reactor.
Oddly that makes me think of the SCP's Potato Dimension.

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a sack of potatoes which leads to an alternate Earth where potatoes Von-Neumanned themselves into overwhelming the planet. Explorers find themselves inside a huge structure obviously intended to try to contain the potatocalypse.
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The gift that keeps on giving! :) Because graphite!
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Radioactive graphite is the big problem from the 1957 fire and meltdown in England
oh really?

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Well, that's to be expected when you moderate with graphite. It's a damned shitty choice.

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"Because it's cheaper!"
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In 63 years nobody has figured out how to deal with radioactive graphite
oh really?