24 Fukushima Reactors in USA with More Spent Fuel than Fukushima are Ready to Shake and Blow?
by The Big Picture
More bad news coming from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan.
While speaking to Swiss lawmakers last month - Japan's former
ambassador to Switzerland, Mitsuhei Murata, warned that if the building
housing reactor four at the plant were to collapse - as many officials
fear might happen - then it would lead to a global catastrophe like the
world has never seen before.
As Reader Supported News reports - a former
official with the U.S. Department of Energy commented on the
consequences of a building collapse around reactor four saying, "If an
earthquake or other event were to cause this pool to drain this could
result in a catastrophic radiological fire involving nearly 10 times the
amount of Cs-137 released by the Chernobyl accident."
And if that fire
were to consume the thousands of other radioactive spent fuel rods at
the Fukushima plant - then the radiological event could be 85-times
greater than the Chernobyl disaster. So just how dangerous is the
situation still at the Fukushima plant - and what are the consequences
for the United States?
Kevin Kamps is back - he is the Nuclear Waste
Watchdog at Beyond Nuclear.