Title: Jaczko, Johnson & Tsutsui, The Ongoing Fukushima Daiichi Crisis
Source: Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan
Date: September 24, 2013
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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
- 220 Million Bq/liter of Cesium now in No. 2 Spent Fuel Pool — SFP No. 1, 2, & 3 “clearly have significant spent fuel damage” (VIDEO) August 28, 2011
- NRC March Email: Spent Fuel Pool No. 4 was likely dry enough to lead to catastrophic explosion — Structural damage to pool area known to exist — Pool leakage likely January 7, 2012
- TEPCO: Nuclear fuel rods in No. 4 spent fuel pool are “confirmed to be damaged” — First time damage revealed at any pool April 13, 2011
- Nuclear engineer: Enormous amount of plutonium at No. 4 spent fuel pool in danger of catching fire; Pool is cracked and leaking (VIDEO) April 13, 2011
- Confirmed: 35-ton machine “sitting on top of the spent fuel rack in the pool” of Reactor No. 3 — Extent of damage not yet known (VIDEOS) April 17, 2012