It doesn’t matter what TV programme you watch. or which paper you read, all you see is an overwhelming desire by the MSM for an apocalyptic disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant.
Today the news was filled with comments like “A last ditch attempt” and “failed attempts at cooling”.
I’m sorry MSM, but couldn’t you for once support the unsung heroes that are trying to get the overheating cores and spent fuel rod pools from being a hazard.
These reactor workers, fireman, and the military are laying their lives on the line by the hour. And do stop wheeling out your, so called experts, to pedal your green anti nuclear ideology.
The reason that things are not going so well is the lack of electrical power to supply the pumps and allow for a sufficient quantity of coolant to reach the central cores.
FFS they’ve just suffered an horrendous earthquake and a tsunami to boot. It takes time.
As an engineer I would like to point out the following:
1. If they are going to use the backup generators, they will need to remove the water from the cylinders, change the oil, drain the water from the fuel tanks, and much, much more.
2. If the power cables are down, they are going to have to run new ones. These will have to be transported to the area. If they’re 440v, just imagine the size and length that needs to be transported to the area.
3. The pumps themselves will be powered by electric motors that will most likely have been immersed in salt water. They will have to be rinsed with fresh water and then dried till they have a resistance of at least one megohm. Difficult to do, without electric heating lamps.
The MSM and others complain that they are not receiving enough information. I would suspect, that those at the coal face are somewhat too busy to indulge in political spin. They need to be left alone to try and minimise the risk.
I lost count of the number of times in my career as an Engineer in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, when we had a loss of all systems, and on reaching the control room and finding the bridge talk back buzzing, the inane comment from the bridge was “what’s wrong and when will power be resumed?”
FFS did I have a crystal ball in my pocket, or a direct line to some deity. I’m afraid some profanity may have been uttered.
Please MSM. Leave the heroes of the hour to sort it out and stop speculate on something you seem to know nothing about.