titleist1 wrote:Also the Russians were willing to use/sacrifice thousands of prisoners to do the cleanup to the point they could build the containment vessel.
I'm not going to pretend I know a whole lot about Fukishima (sp?) or Chernobyl but I'm guessing you are referring to the "Liquidators" Russia employed during the clean-up and building of the containment vessel. As far as I knew none of them were prisoners. Yes, there were thousands of people who helped with the control, containment and cleanup but I do not know if any of them were prisoners. Most of them were employees of the reactors, first responders, media personnel, civil defense personnel which also included the military and air force, there were some civilians that helped and scientists. I think I even read it was coal miners that actually started work on the original containment vessel.
I understand Chernobyl is not "fixed". Which is why I said that they were still dealing with issues. I do believe they are in the process of building the new sarcophagus around the reactor at Chernobyl.
I know they are both different situations but maybe the Russians can offer some sort of input on how to possibly deal with it.