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SSS 2011-03-17

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This is Scientific American’s 60-Second Science. I’m Steve Mirsky. This’ll just take a minute.

“We are definitely in uncharted waters, particularly given that the spent fuel pool appears to either not have water or have very little water. It’s completely exposed to the atmosphere.”

David Biello is Scientific American’s energy and environment editor. He appeared earlier today, March 17th, on WNYC radio’s morning program,The Takeaway.

“So if that does indeed begin to melt down, which it seems it may have already done, that radiation would be released directly.”

Even in the best-case scenario1 from this point onward2, is the Fukushima site now a radioactive waste dump for years to come?

“Yes. There’s no question that, you know, the contamination is significant. That’s why the workers had to kind of cease their efforts and take cover at various periods. This is going to be like Chernobyl.”

Hear the entire interview at thetakeaway.org, and go to SciAm.com for continuing coverage3 of the state of the Fukushima nuclear site in Japan.

Thanks for the minute. For Scientific American’s 60-Second Science, I’m Steve Mirsky.


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1 scenario lZoxm     
n.剧本,脚本;概要
参考例句:
  • But the birth scenario is not completely accurate.然而分娩脚本并非完全准确的。
  • This is a totally different scenario.这是完全不同的剧本。
2 onward 2ImxI     
adj.向前的,前进的;adv.向前,前进,在先
参考例句:
  • The Yellow River surges onward like ten thousand horses galloping.黄河以万马奔腾之势滚滚向前。
  • He followed in the steps of forerunners and marched onward.他跟随着先辈的足迹前进。
3 coverage nvwz7v     
n.报导,保险范围,保险额,范围,覆盖
参考例句:
  • There's little coverage of foreign news in the newspaper.报纸上几乎没有国外新闻报道。
  • This is an insurance policy with extensive coverage.这是一项承保范围广泛的保险。
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