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Old 02.09.2017, 19:55
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

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This is why I wrote "modern reactors" which have passive cooling systems (no pumping needed), the Fukushima reactors were a 1960s design which required cooling water to be pumped around after shut down.

The Fukushima two nuclear power station which was about 11 Km away shut down automatically and correctly.

At Fukushima One; 3 of the 11 reactors had problems.

After shut down you have to pump water through the reactors for up to four days while they cool down otherwise you run into problems.

For reactors 1 - 3 the emergency power (batteries and diesel generators) was located in a basement which naturally filled up with sea water and killed the emergency power. Why they were in a basement when the risk was a tsunami is a good question.
If you're talking molten salt reactors (Flüssigsalzreaktor) tell me who built one and where??!
Or tell me who seriously at least has one planned and where?
(Preferably within our life-time).
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