Interesting that the design requires power to insert the rods. I know
first-hand of at least one design that does not, for just those situations
where power might be unavailable. I wonder why that wasn't planned.
On Sun, Mar 23, 2014 at 12:11 AM, Moose <olymoose@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 3/22/2014 11:54 PM, Chris Barker wrote:
> > I don't hear many voices against nuclear now, except perhaps those who
> worry about the Fukushima problem (the flooding risk could surely be
> protected against).
> A simple, and amazingly serious, mistake by the designers. Had they put
> the back-up generators on the higher ground
> behind the reactor buildings, instead of at the base of the seawall, where
> they were immediately be swamped by water
> coming over the wall, they would have prevented the disaster.
> The basic design was apparently sound, with back-up power to keep the
> cooling water flowing and operate the damping rods
> for a safe shutdown. Unfortunately, no one put on their "what if" hat to
> imagine possible disaster scenarios.
> Power Moose
> What if the Hokey Pokey *IS* what it's all about?
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