Chris Harris, former licensed Senior Reactor Operator & engineer, Feb 19, 2015 (at 30:15 in):
- The buildings are really in a state of disrepair at Fukushima. There’s been some new video released of what could be the molten – some of the corium – that has leeched out. We talked a long time ago that some of it is not solid and still oozing in that respect. And this video showed something, that if it weren’t just metal melted, but it sure looked like if it was corium, then it would be oozing. Which would lend credibility to our lava lamp effect that we’ve been talking about for a long time now, thus little criticalities going on and causing continued heat… Certainly there were some pretty interesting images of it.
- You can see how frustrating the attempts are to contain the mess into some area, let alone treat it.
- The fuel was never designed to leave the cladding, that was the first line of defense. Once that gets broken and then the containment gets broken, or even before that the reactor gets broken, the genie is long out of the bottle.
TEPCO: Photos and Videos Library, Feb. 15, 2015: — ‘Use of robots for reactor stabilization and decommissioning at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station‘
Published: February 23rd, 2015 at 5:22 pm ET