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Aug7-11, 01:26 AM
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It seems impossible that the solution to a leaking reactor is to vent it directly into the atmosphere. Seriously?
Yes, the torus provides some filtering, but only until until it starts boiling, which it eventually will without a working RHR.

Basically, the reactors were not designed to cope with a station blackout and consequently outage of the RHR that went on for more than a couple of hours (unit 1) or a few days (other units).