That is one tea-leaf reading I do not wish to see!You should hear the noise coming from a operating main condenser. There is a lot of reasons fro it. It is a lot of vibration...
If we get the feed pumps to trip...that be that plate covering up the condenser suction.
How about the plate getting sucked into the condensate pumps...it gets shredded up. You bypassing the condemins at full power? The metal pieces shredding up the condemns, goes to the feed pumps, shreds the feed pumps up...into the vessel. Then the pieces shred the fuel pins and they releasing radioactivity...
But there were some comments to this VTDigger story that kinda freaked me:
Wow…I never realized the cooling problems were so great…that makes me realize something…the vents they have placed in case the reactor overheats just vent the raw steam full of strontium right into the air…unmonitored!!! Now where is the American Lung Association when you need them?
Alex Barnham March 15, 2012 at 1:50 pm | Permalink | Reply
True journalism is going to the silent areas to find the truth.
Alex Barnham March 15, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Permalink | Reply
I am sorry to be a nag but why are the vents not being monitored when there is a definite problem with overheating issues?
Howard Shaffer March 15, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Permalink | Reply
The Containment “Hardened Vent” goes to the stack, which is monitored.
It was installed on Mark I plants as a last ditch measure to prevent the Containment from developing a split. The split could eventually occur if the Containment was overpressured. At Fukushima 1,2,3 pressure was high when venting was done.
The venting would be done under favorable weather conditions. Evacuation of the down wind sectors would have been ordered on the first day, as was done in Japan.