What to do with spent fuel from reactors is in the news.
Reuters reports on the complex issues related to removing spent fuel from Fukushima Daiichi Unit 4 here.
A lot of news is breaking on Fukushima Daiichi. While many sources point out worst-case scenarios, some of the pictures painted are clearly exaggerated. Even if the worst-case scenario plays out, it will not be the end of life on the planet, as some in the blogosphere have claimed. Humanity has survived the release of large volumes of nuclear radiation into the atmosphere during the days of nuclear weapons testing, and during the Chernobyl event. Still, there is a lot … Continue Reading →
Reports are coming in from a variety of sources that the ground water situation is getting out of hand at Fukushima Daiichi. Some, including sources quoted by Wall Street Journal, are speculating that the saturation of the ground water could cause the reactor buildings to topple. A variety of solutions are being explored including the possibility of freezing the ground water around the reactor. CNN is today quoting a top nuclear regulatory official as saying the situation is an … Continue Reading →