Title: Jaczko, Johnson & Tsutsui, The Ongoing Fukushima Daiichi Crisis
Source: Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan
Date: September 24, 2013
At 45:00 in
Gregory Jaczko, Former Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission: There’s very risk significant activities happening in the next several months with the attempt to remove fuel from the Unit 4 spent fuel pool.
That’s a very significant activity, and it’s also unprecedented.
There’s significant structural damage to the Unit 4 spent fuel pool. New structures had to be created.
They’re going to have to lift significant debris from the pools.
These are all very, very unprecedented activities.
See also: Yale Professor: Fukushima Unit 4 pool in perilous condition -- "All of humanity will be threatened for thousands of years" if not able to be kept cool -- Danger of collapse during storm or while attempting removal of fuel rods
Published: September 24th, 2013 at 9:45 am ET