Nuclear Engineer on New Footage: Little doubt that failed fuel exists in Fukushima Unit 3 pool — “Highly radioactive” (VIDEO)

Published: February 25th, 2013 at 8:35 pm ET


Date: February 21, 2013

Chris Harris, former licensed Senior Reactor Operator and engineer:  TEPCO releases video footage of Fukushima Daiichi Reactor 3 spent fuel pool […]

Plenty of heavy steel beams and refueling equipment that must be cleared out of the way in order to see how badly damaged each fuel assembly is.

There is little doubt that failed fuel exists, which is highly radioactive.

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Published: February 25th, 2013 at 8:35 pm ET


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18 comments to Nuclear Engineer on New Footage: Little doubt that failed fuel exists in Fukushima Unit 3 pool — “Highly radioactive” (VIDEO)

  • Sickputer

    Little doubt there is fuel remaining in the wreckage, but the question is how much remains in the building and how much is under the building. We saw the massive blowout and also many episodes of steam and smoke emissions from the wreckage.

    It's a fragile building to grapple through with cranes and cutters. They may not like what they find.

  • weeman

    Tell me if I am wrong but what is the main purpose of IAEA, NRC, etc safety not a priority?
    Who would allow you to store volatile materials in SFP right next to a nuclear reactor just to compound the problems in the case of failure, if you produce TNT do you store it next to production, how do you get a building permit that permits that and into the bargin it is in a uncontained building, you have far stricter codes just to build a house, it is nonsense I know the answer these organizations have there own rules and no overseers and are accountable for nothing.
    rats in the cellar, call in the exterminator, the vermin must go, it's us or them and I am not ready to die due to stupidity.

  • timemachine2020 timemachine2020

    Has anyone noticed the radioactive bugs swimming around in the sfp's? Look at the one in this video at 1 50 to 1 55 time frame. Glowing pretty bright, I might add.

    • patb2009

      i saw those, but they looked like little bits of debris, getting carried on currents.
      There is still plenty of heat in those pools, we can get debris driven by that.

  • Jebus Jebus

    IAEA Director General says global team should help Japan dismantle Fukushima reactors

    Involving other advanced countries in the decommissioning of the No. 1 reactor could lead to the development of new technologies needed to clean up reactors around the world. Especially since a number are already on the verge of reaching the end of their service life. Also, the idea of having experts from other countries cooperate as regards to the Fukushima reactors will dispel the suspicions of other countries or certain communities that Japan is trying to monopolize the decommissioning industry—one that is likely to be lucrative as 400 reactors in the world are about to see their ends.

  • Sickputer

    Hah! Monopolize the decommissioning industry? Those arrogant fools in Japan who devote 5% of their resources compared to Chernobyl efforts?

    The only thing the Japanese nucleocrats have mastered is the art of killing the environment for the entire country. Nope, no central waste depot for them. Just haul hot waste to every big city and burn it in incinerators.

    Doesn't fire purify? The soul maybe… But it doesn't do a damn thing to radiation except spread it from the smokestacks.

    Madness in Japan…

    • Cataclysmic Cataclysmic

      Probably even more sinister than that.. how about the industrialized military complex aka known as the Nuclear Industry will gain access to even more tax payer dollars from even more nations in order to learn "new" technologies. This industry has no intention of allowing these reactors to go offline, and it will take this type of effort to appear as if the industry cares or is concerned about safety. Soon the industry will tout itself as caring and helpful, where all nations work together in peace and harmony for the greater good, a brilliant pr piece.

  • Proton

    The video looks an awful lot like the shipwreck decoration in my aquarium at home…

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