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Monday, May 27, 2024

Japan asks U.S. for help cooling nuclear reactors


WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is ramping up assistance to help Japan avert a major nuclear meltdown, U.S. officials said on Monday, as Washington wrestled with the risks of radiation exposure to aid workers.

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6 thoughts on “Japan asks U.S. for help cooling nuclear reactors”

    • Thanks Almandine for the link.

      I thought I’d post a quickie reference concerning MOX fuel which is referenced within the article so folks can get to the heart of this ugly aspect of the crisis quickly.

      Basically it’s a scheme to get rid of the plutonium stockpiles, especially since the fall of the Soviet Union. The U.S. has taken on the task of disposing of their weapons grade plutonium . In fact there’s another wacked scheme to store it on U.S. soil seemingly in the name of globalism run amok; ie., U.S. = Global waste disposal ‘unit’ for nuclear waste too.

      Thanks Washington for your concern about the safety and well-being of our citizens. in the case of MOX they can also utilize it as a part of a ‘mix’ for power power generating reactors, now a scheme obviously gone bad post the tsunami crisis in Japan.

      Carl Nemo **==

  1. Thanks Woody for the superb link. It reminds me of photo’s post the fire-bombing of Japan both prior and post our dropping of the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Then we were at war, but this causes myself and others great grief to see such destruction as a function of an earthquake birthed tsunami.

    What if, just what if something of this magnitude happens to the U.S.; ie., a “Yellowstone Caldera” eruption or an 8.9-9.0 quake either on the East of West coast? If on the East coast then it’s goodby Boston, New York, D.C., the seat of the nation’s power and a host of other major cities on the coast, not including the associated tsunami damage.

    Will we have the mettle to rebuild our nation post such? Who’s going to help us financially? We’re broke just like Japan who’s debt load is twice its GDP.

    In an incredible roll reversal, will we be grateful to China who was awash in cash inflows from the U.S. prior to such devastation to help us out of such national wreckage…? Or will it be our swan song as a nation?

    Carl Nemo **==

  2. Hopefully between China; ie., the money needed to rebuild Japan and U.S. technology concerning nuclear industry related problems we’ll be able to help them out.

    This is where remotely controlled robot surrogates can help and we do have them to manipulate mechanical functions eliminating radiation hazards to humans.

    No they don’t look like humans, but can perform physical tasks that aren’t within the range of human strength or dexterity.

    The article is somewhat dated, so I’m sure what’s available is quite sophisticated in 2010. Robots are the perfect answer for handling the deadly radioactive environment found within nuclear realm particularly the manual insertion of control rods to dampen the reactions.

    I’ve supplied a single .pdf supported link, but there’s quite a few more on Google.

    Carl Nemo **==

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