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5753 Views 58 Replies 24 Participants Last post by  Loboc
DFW is going nuts filling up their tank during lunch. I guess they see a shortage that I don't.

Oh wait. I drive on electrons not noxious fumes. I got a half tank. That'll last a good month!
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generators didn't help japans nuke plant when it was under water
I'm not quite sure if this is an attempt a humor or a gross misunderstanding of the incident. A lack of generators (disabled/swept away by the tsunami) is exactly what caused the problem at Fukushima, actually.

The reactor shut down without issues, but because they lost both grid power and their backup generators, they had no way to keep coolant flowing through the reactor and spent fuel pools, which eventually overheated from the passive decay and melted:

Later generation reactors have cooling water located in tower as a secondary (tertiary?) safety measure I believe.
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