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+ - Japan to create a nuclear meltdown->

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Taco Cowboy (5327) writes "Japanese researchers are to start an experiment to better understand what transpires during a nuclear meltdown by attempting to create a "_controlled_ nuclear meltdown.

Using a scaled down version of a nuclear reactor, ~ essentially a meter long stainless steel container, ~ the experiment will involve the insertion of a foot long (30 cm) nuclear fuel rod, starts the fission process, and then follows by the draining of the coolant.

This experiment is scheduled to take place later this year.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/scientists-to-create/948474.html

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/09/22239864-japan-plans-nuclear-reactor-meltdown-to-help-prevent-another-fukushima-disaster"

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