Title: Endless Fukushima catastrophe: Many generations’ health at stake
Author: Dr. Helen Caldicott, MD
Date: September 13, 2013
[...] It is becoming apparent that the three molten cores, each weighing 120 to 130 tons have not only melted their way through 6 inches of steel in the reactor vessels, but they now either sit on concrete floors of the severely cracked containment buildings or they have melted their way into the earth itself – this, in nuclear parlance, is called ‘A Melt Through to China Syndrome’.
[...] Each reactor core contains 500lbs of plutonium, but Reactor 3 contains even more, because it also contained plutonium/uranium fuel rods which were placed inside the core as an experiment.
[...] The whole reactor site sits on sodden ground, which has now become unstable, muddy and possibly liquefied. The site itself experiences many minor earthquakes each day, but should a quake greater than 6 or 7 on the Richter scale occur, it is likely that one or several of the buildings could collapse with absolutely disastrous consequences. [...]
See also: Gundersen: Fukushima cores in crisis just as bad as 'China Syndrome' -- Water is contaminated by nuclear fuel and leaking out all over and into groundwater, it melting into earth isn’t necessary (AUDIO)
Published: September 15th, 2013 at 9:05 am ET