Tuesday, June 19, 2012

An Unquenchable Atomic Fire

If Unit 4 collapses onto the pool of spent fuel rods (none of which should have even been there when the accident occurred) then North America is going to get more enrichment than at any previous time. Cesium, the supposed choice of dirty bombers and terrorists everywhere, will be dumped all over the northern hemisphere without much relief until the early 2100's when the fuel will likely be expended sufficiently that cleanup teams can move in.

Unfortunately, the civilization that might send those cleanup crews in to decontaminate the site will in all likelihood be long gone.

1 comment:

Dave, RN said...

I heard a rumor that there's actually nothing on unit 4, and that it was offline at the time of the tidal wave/suxtnet attack...