Subscription Only: Officials try to calm fears about spent nuclear fuel rods
Asahi Shimbun AJW
By HIROSHI MATSUBARA
May 21, 2012
[...] Experts from around the world are becoming increasingly concerned about the state of the No. 4 reactor building. [...]
Mitsuhei Murata, former ambassador to Switzerland, also told an Upper House hearing in March that another accident at the reactor building could cause the “final catastrophe of the world.” [...]
See also: Former Japan Ambassador Warns Gov't Committee: "A global catastrophe like we have never before experienced" if No. 4 collapses -- Common Spent Fuel Pool with 6,375 fuel rods in jeopardy -- "Would affect us all for centuries"
Published: May 21st, 2012 at 3:43 pm ET