Classically conditioned pen-induced hypergraphia. (passtheflies) wrote in alwaysask,
Classically conditioned pen-induced hypergraphia.

The China Syndrome.

I've researched it and gained a pretty good amount of information, but I thought it would be a good idea to pop this topic of conversation into some of the smarter communities on LJ. :-) Any information, stories, random pieces of trivia, links, etc that you have about The China Syndrome and the physics involved in it would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance!

In case anyone has questions.
Main Entry: China syndrome
Part of Speech: noun
Definition: a hypothetical sequence of events following a nuclear reactor meltdown, in which the core melts through its container and deep into the earth
Etymology: from China's being on the opposite side of the earth from a U.S. nuclear reactor

Hypothetically, the core would go *all the way thru the Earth* to China - only it cannot so it is is forced back up out of the Earth. A nuclear explosion, causing death and mutations of a *large* amount of land (and the people inhabiting it).
> events like chernobyl, 3 mile island (almost)
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