Shrieker wrote:Instead of a huge and complex containment structure, can't they use robots (they are already using, but more for info gathering rather than sorting the mess out, no?) to move the dangerous stuff elsewhere ? If they need bigger/stronger robots, they can be designed and manufactured rather than waiting a whole year surely ? In the meantime use some sort of fabric (as a fellow poster pointed out) to cover the site to limit exposure ?
I get what you are saying and it make sense but I think the sheer size of the operation and the complexity of the machines required would be the main stumbling block.
Unfortunately, there is always going to be some kind of human involement in the site so the "suicude squads" (as they were named a few pages ago) will still be needed, but the extent would vary.
What sort of fabric would be used, and again there is the size of the site to consider? I don't know if it would be possible to drop something akin to molten rubber over the site which will set as a solid and act as a barrier of some sort. We may be in the realms of fantasy here.