Title: Session One: DESCRIPTION AND ANALYSIS OF ACCIDENT
Source: The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident
Date: March 11, 2013, 9:00am to 6:15pm EST
Question: Why didn’t Reactor 2 explode?
Arnie Gundersen, Fairewinds chief engineer: Reactor 2 did explode […] In Reactor 2, the containment exploded.
There’s definitely a large crack, perhaps 5 inches in diameter in the containment itself.
So the explosion occurred in Unit 2 inside the containment.
Published: March 11th, 2013 at 12:35 pm ET
- Plant Chief: Fukushima 10 times worse than Chernobyl if containment vessel exploded December 11, 2012
- IAEA ***NOT for distribution***: Molten core is suspected to have penetrated Fukushima containment vessel — Prime Minister on 3/11: We couldn’t be in Tokyo if melted fuel went through containment vessel (VIDEO) December 18, 2013
- NHK: Holes near bottom of containment vessel identified for first time at Fukushima plant — “Gushing out” of Reactor No. 1 — Similar damage suspected at Units 2 and 3 (VIDEO) November 13, 2013
- Gundersen: Image shows radioactive “thermal flare” was coming from Fukushima Reactor 3 — “Exactly where the containment should be” (VIDEO) March 25, 2013
- New Analysis: Large amount of radioactive materials had discharged through breach in primary containment at Reactor No. 2 March 29, 2012