Saturday, May 28, 2011

Typhoons and nuclear reactors

I’ve posted a few times on this blog about using the masonry system I’ve described as a potential solution for containment and protection for nuclear reactors. I discussed this here, here, here and here.

Japan’s Fukushima nuclear reactors remain vulnerable following the massive earthquake and tsunami which left these facilities crippled and leaking radiation to the outside.

Currently there is a typhoon bearing down on Japan, and eyes are on the Fukushima nuclear reactors. This facility is not ready for this level of weather assault.  The engineers are spraying a "dust inhibitor" material to try to prevent spread of contamination from leaked radiation.  Wouldn't you rather have a masonry shell containing radiation, than a loose, sprayed-on dust inhibitor?  This seems like a very poor approach for such a potentiually dangerous situation.

I am compelled to state again that the masonry system I’ve been describing is an appropriate solution for both containment of radioactive material and protection from outside forces; including tsunamis, typhoons, tornadoes, hurricanes, terrorists, etc. As has been discussed on this blog, the proposed solution creates a hardened structure capable of withstanding these forces.

The safety factor for the containment/protective shell can be increased by several factors simply by adding concentric shells of the interlocking masonry system, which can also be woven together with steel cable or other tensile elements (e.g., Kevlar, etc.).

I’ve been approached by consortiums concerned with cleaning up Japan, and making the nation safer from these catastrophic natural events: tsunamis, typhoons, etc. The system described on this blog remains a viable solution, and the time to fix things is now.

My thoughts are with the people of Japan, and I hope your country will get through this approaching typhoon without any more serious damage at Fukushima Daiichi.   Japan needs the third little pig!  They could let that typhoon huff and puff all it wants, without worry.

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