Architect of Reactor 3 warns of massive hydrovolcanic explosion, Fukushima Diary by Mochizuki, November 19, 2011:
Nov. 17 interview with Uehara Haruo, former president of Saga University and architect of Fukushima Daiichi Reactor 3
- “He admitted Tepco’s explanation does not make sense, and that the China syndrome is inevitable.”
- “He stated that considering 8 months have passed since 311 without any improvement, it is inevitable that melted fuel went out of the container vessel and sank underground.”
- “If the underground water vein keeps being heated for long time, a massive hydrovolcanic explosion will be caused.”
SOURCE: news.livedoor.com (Japanese)
DATE: 2011 November 18th 19:16
You think that in interview, the Tanaka dragon work person of the journalist, “the China syndrome (the hot nuclear fuel which was melted with the core, penetrates the pressure container and the Containment Vessel and leaks and comes out, furthermore entering in the underground soil) has entered into process?” When with opinion is sought, Uehara answered “you think that from present time lapse, to tell the truth it does not become so you do not obtain,” that.
In addition, Uehara “if, (the nucleus) the fuel rod has arrived to underground Mio, when it becomes, rather several fearful thing occurs”, that after warning, by the fact that underground Mio itself is polluted to the radioactivity, pointing out the possibility, serious radiation contamination such as soil contamination and marine pollution reaching to wide scope. When underground Mio continued to be heated with the hot nuclear fuel, it did not mean that large-scale phreatic explosion occurs, or that anxiety was shown. On that, vis-a-vis the competent authorities “we want teaching truth quickly”, that it appealed.
As for Uehara while interviewing, concerning especially Tokyo Electric Power Company announcement contents “you do not understand well whether honesty, what is said” that, there was a scene where many degrees give an advise. When from Takashi Uesugi of the journalist, the present each reactor (1, 2 and 3 the machine) possibility of the China syndrome which includes state and melt through is questioned, “The melt knocking down, when doing melt through, if you do not understand the nuclear fuel is what state, as for the person who can say accurate thing because it is not in the world.”
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Published: November 19th, 2011 at 2:16 pm ET