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Fukushima meltdown hastens decline of nuclear power
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2015 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guy McPherson is touring, btw. Saw him here in York last night: bloody legendary Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/apr/13/fukushima-robot-stalls-reactor-abandoned

First robot sent into examine melted core expires after 3 hours.

It was expected to survive 10 hours.

It is going to take some seriously hardened electronics and centuries to clean up this mess.

Or an entirely mechanical fossil fueled robot with pneumatic control lines and a fibre optic link back to the control room.
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“Those tools and equipment do not exist today, but the fundamental knowledge of robotic, remotely controlled devices will, I think, be sufficient.”


Optimism in the face of adversity. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Technology will save us - eventually!! We hope!!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RenewableCandy wrote:
Guy McPherson is touring, btw. Saw him here in York last night: bloody legendary Smile


Bugger! Missed the Glasgow and Edinburgh dates.
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