It was confirmed that radioactive caesium, one of the elements released when overheating causes core damage, had been detected around the plant. The discovery indicates that meltdown, caused by a nuclear reaction running out of control, had affected the first reactor\’s fuel rods – although possibly only to a limited extent.
You cannot have the nuclear reaction running out of control in a light water reactor, dimbo!
It\’s true that the residual heat can melt the fuel rods, entirely bugger up the system, but the nuclear reaction has stopped. That bit is over.
Those opposed to nuclear power will not let the incident be forgotten, as Jan Beranek, head of Greenpeace\’s international nuclear campaign, made clear. \”How many more warnings do we need before we finally grasp that nuclear reactors are inherently hazardous? The nuclear industry always tells us that situation like this cannot happen with modern reactors, yet Japan is currently in the middle of a potentially devastating nuclear crisis,\” he said.
So, we\’ve the fifth largest earthquake in a century, the seventh largest recorded, we\’ve a 30 foot wall of water that roars in from the ocean at 500 mph and the end result is that a few people get about half the radiation they would get from having a CT scan?
And you want to argue that this proves nuclear is dangerous?
Do stop being an ideological little cocksucker matey, please.