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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.
 

Published on Apr 19, 2012 by TheBigPictureRT  
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