So the Fukushima plant had more spent fuel lying around than it should have done did it?
When disaster struck earlier this month, the plant contained almost 4,000 uranium fuel assemblies kept in pools of circulating water – the equivalent of more than three times the amount of radioactive material usually kept in the active cores of the plant\’s reactors.
Hmm, I wonder why that might be?
So, anyone know where the Sons of Nippon reprocess their fuel rods?
Yes, that\’s right, at Sellafield. You know, the place in Cumbria?
The place that Greenpeace et al (at least if my memory is working well this early in the morning) have been shouting mustn\’t be allowed to do such reprocessing?
I have to admit that I\’m not quite sure whether Greenpeace et als various manouverings have managed to slow down or delay such reprocessing….or whether Sellafield\’s own management has managed that all by itself.
But the Japanese reactor companies have had contracts with Sellafield, Sellafield hasn\’t been working as advertised and the reason for stockpiles at reactors in Japan of spent fuel is probably that fact that Sellafield isn\’t working as advertised.