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Expensive, difficult, slightly dangerous, not particularly effective... I'm on a roll.
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I think the key to nuclear material is concentration. The
best act would be to spread the the isotopes to such a
concentration that their effect is negligible. Homeopaths
may help in this regard.
I suggest that under the core there be built a cone or
pyramid with filtration grates.
A lower grate would have
holes drilled further from the central melt through line.
Upward spikes on the grates would also help melted
material spread. The idea would be to spread the
enough to cool the material.
I was thinking of also adding small CO2 extinguisher
packages, cleverly placed, that when contacted, splatter
material to a wider volume.
And because the worst has come to the worst, the top
be capped and we can build another one somewhere else.
The cone concept is discussed in the posts. [doctorremulac3, Apr 03 2011]
Perhaps this on an industrial scale
and perhaps arranged in Ulam's spiral. [4whom, Apr 04 2011]
||power and it takes about three weeks to cool off. Fukashima was result of not being able to properly dissapate this decay heat (this is also why spent fuel is kept in pools).
||The cone would probably cost a lot to build and not add much more than following current criticality rules and keeping water on hot fuel as it naturally cools down.
||(Currently working as a nuclear engineer)
||Or build the offices for top management in a room directly under the core. In case of the smallest temblor, the doors are locked and The China Syndrome plays on a wall sized screen.
||Perhaps followed by a screening of C.H.U.D. - China Syndrome is sort of dry and cerebral but C.H.U.D. grabs you, chews you up and spits you out. Then chews you some more.
||//And because the worst has come to the worst, the top can be capped and we can build another one somewhere else.// From your lips to god's ears.