Something Odd Is Happening at Reactor Number 4

The operator of the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is carefully monitoring the situation at the Number 4 spent fuel pool, where the water temperature is rising despite increased injections of cooling water.

Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, says it will inject 210 tons of water into the pool on Monday, after finding on Sunday evening that the temperature in the pool had risen to 81 degrees Celsius.

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On Friday, TEPCO found that the pool’s temperature had reached 91 degrees, so it began injecting 2 to 3 times the amount of water.

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The Number 4 spent fuel pool stores 1,535 fuel rods, the most at the nuclear complex.

(Bear in mind that the amount of radioactive fuel at Fukushima dwarfs Chernobyl.)

via http://www.prisonplanet.com/something-odd-is-happening-at-reactor-number-4.html.

So…wtf? Those radiation filters for water are starting to seem like a reasonable buy…I’m going to have to start doing some reading about them. You know, when I’m not too busy keeping track of William and Kate like the rest of the media…

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