New York — Description: Japanese Nuclear Scientist and Japanese and US medical doctors to discuss current radiological health conditions and concerns in Japan after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor catastrophe.
Hiroaki KOIDE / Nuclear Reactor Specialist and Assistant Professor at Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute
Large amount of radioactive material has fallen to the bottom of that pool [in Unit 4 ...]
There are already known to be broken assemblies as a result of the debris and structural elements that have fallen down on top of them.
Many years to get the fuel out of Unit 4… praying for no large quake.
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Published: May 7th, 2012 at 9:46 am ET
- Tepco checking debris fallen to bottom of Reactor No. 4 — May move control rods — ROV to be sent into Spent Fuel Pool March 12, 2012
- Nuclear Industry Report: ‘Reduced stability’ of fuel pool in Fukushima Unit 4; Admits there’s damaged fuel inside? — Gundersen: Fuel racks moved and damaged; Fallen debris distorted tops (AUDIO) September 27, 2013
- Officials: Radioactive material released into air from Fukushima plant, areas far away being contaminated — Gov’t tracking plumes using emergency prediction system — “Large amount” of radioactive substances will soon be released (PHOTOS & VIDEO) July 14, 2014
- 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
- The Guardian asks: How likely is a catastrophe at Fukushima’s No. 4 fuel pool? Plant near fault as large as one that caused M9.0 quake May 7, 2012