Regarding the recent report Yomiuri: Tepco having difficulty with 'debris' around Unit 3 due to high radiation -- Years before spent fuel removal will begin, Nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen of Fairewinds Energy Education writes to ENENews:
This supports my Unit 3 Detonation theory.
Why should the “high levels of radiation” only be near Unit 3 and not Unit 1 or 2???
“High level” can’t just be activation products of releases from inside the fuel rods, as this happened at all three units.
What isotopes are they finding?
In 2011, the NRC said there were fuel fragments near Unit 3… now only silence?
Published: September 12th, 2012 at 8:18 am ET
- Gundersen: “Discovery of neutron sources off site means Unit 3 fuel was broken by Unit 3 detonation” — “I said that 18 months ago, and it looks like the NRC agrees” January 16, 2013
- Japanese study says ‘detonation’ occurred at Unit 3 — “No containment in the world can withstand a detonation shockwave” (VIDEO) September 2, 2012
- Gundersen: Everybody’s focused on Unit 4, but structure of Unit 3 thought to be weaker (VIDEO) May 12, 2012
- Gundersen: Cover at Fukushima Unit 3 looks like a mall superstore — Reactor building so severely damaged it can’t support structure (AUDIO) November 19, 2012
- Gundersen: Damage to Fukushima Unit 3 fuel racks could be from prompt moderated criticality, not objects falling in pool — What does Tepco know that they haven’t yet shown photos of? December 21, 2012