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Kyodo: “Potentially up to six spent-fuel pools in a degraded condition” -NRC transcript

Published: February 22nd, 2012 at 11:09 am ET
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Title: U.S. worried about Fukushima meltdown early on: commission transcript
Source: Kyodo
Date: Feb 22, 2012

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission released Tuesday some 3,000 pages of transcripts [...]

The documents showed that as early as March 16 [...] Jaczko projected “a worst scenario” that all three operating reactors at the crippled plant might be experiencing meltdowns.

“The reactors would likely eventually…breach primary containment and have some type of (radioactive) release,” he said during a conference call [...]

The prediction turned out to be accurate [...]

The transcripts also showed that Jaczko mentioned “potentially up to six spent-fuel pools in a degraded condition, possibly with spent fuel pool fires.” [...]

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Published: February 22nd, 2012 at 11:09 am ET
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