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Frosty Piss writes: According to technology journalist Mark Stephens (also known as I, Cringely), 'there is a 90 percent chance of a large earthquake in the minimum three years required to remove just the most unstable part of the fuel load at Fukushima Daiichi. The probability of a large earthquake in the 10+ years required to completely defuel the plant is virtually 100 percent. If a big earthquake happens before that fuel is gone there will be global environmental catastrophe with many deaths.'
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Very Bad News for Fukushima

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  • But ... it's a technology journalist ... and he estimates a 90% chance... then there's a whole lot of ifs and virtuallys. So this is worst case... and what do the geotechnical engineers say?
    • You didn't read the article. He has some experience in this area.

      • by linatux ( 63153 )

        Keeping a hole in the ground filled with water doesn't sound too hard - tsunami might even help!
        Keeping the rods separated sufficiently sounds a little trickier, though I think the holes should survive more than a '9' easily.

        I voted the story up as I'd be interested to hear what others thought on the subject - certainly not my area of expertise.

    • by AHuxley ( 892839 )
      Hope the northern and southern hemispheres don't mix too much and watch the west cost glow....
  • You know his real name! And you're making sure we all know it! Ooh, aren't you special!

    Also, this is like 2 weeks old.

  • Sell the material off to other countries. "Pick-up only", of course.

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