31 Oct '11, 10pm

IEEE Spectrum feature on Fukushima, including good chart on the future 1, 10 & 100 years out

Fukushima Dai-ichi’s Messy Future ////// How do you take apart a power station that experienced a triple meltdown? By John Boyd and Eliza Strickland Editor's Note: This is part of the IEEE Spectrum special report: Fukushima and the Future of Nuclear Power . The nuclear accident at Fukushima Dai-ichi occurred nine months ago, but the cleanup and decommissioning of the power station has only just begun. We asked the experts what will be happening at the site when the one-year anniversary of the accident rolls around in March, and what to expect from the 10-year and 100-year milestones. 1 YEAR 10 YEARS 100 YEARS The damaged reactor 1 building has been surrounded by a steel frame with a protective plastic covering to prevent radioactive emissions. The reactor buildings 1, 3, and 4, which were all shattered by explosions during the accident, have been covered to prevent radioac...

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/static/fukushima-daiichis-messy-...

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