I'd think more like 2 days, since gathering the components would take
some time. I'd also say that some time would need to be spent wrapping
lead shielding around the electronics since most off the shelf
components that would be available would not be radiation hardened. It
would certainly be feasible, but they also need to be sure that such a
hacked together machine would not be at risk of loosing it's remote
control and plowing unguided through the reactor causing greater
Probably even more, since they just had an 8.9 magnitude earthquake
there plus a 30-foot tsunami.
They're probably focusing more on getting clean water and food to the
people who were displaced.
No need for radiation hardening, this is for electronics subjected to
EMP (electro magnetic pulse) as the result of a NUC bomb detonation.
Not radiation of isotope emissions. Could be a big problem with
Neutrons, depending on the age of electronics, but lead does not stop
these effectively, believe it or not Styrofoam does a better job of
shielding neutrons. Neutrons are a real problem with today's digital
circuitry because of very small nanometer technology. It's a real
problem with aircraft today, high flying and over the poles worst
place to fly. Upsets do occur.
They probably have these, we do, too. They are used in steel mills for
cleanup work near the furnaces. They usually have short-range radio
controls, but that could probably be fixed in short order.
Looks like they better also start wiring up Schwing concrete pumping
trucks. Just keep pumping till the trucks choke on concrete and they
will have a number of concrete pyramids with booms hung over them.
I'd hard wire them, no need to back up.
I still say to build these things in a 200 foot hole, that way when
they are toast they can just fill it in.
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