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Reactor 4 demands our attention

Via EX-SKF: #Fukushima I Nuke Plant: Reactor 4 to Get a Cover and a Crane | EXSKF.

Which dude said, Hey, let’s put the spent fuel pool on the roof of the reactor building. Are the US reactors like that as well (except with far more spent fuel)? Ack.

It would be good to remove the material from the spent fuel pool before it all collapses in a heap. Currently the crane is crumpled in the pool itself. So a new crane will be needed, and a structure to support it. Here are the plans for such released today:

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Is it just me, or does this look eerily similar to the sarcophagus that was erected around the failed reactor at Chernobyl? I understand that it comes with the significant difference that it’s being built to attempt a cleanup, but the visual similarity is striking.

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