Interview with Nuclear Engineer Chris Harris
Sept 13, 2012
At 31:00 in
Chris Harris, former licensed Senior Reactor Operator and engineer: Tepco did a sweep of spent fuel pool at Fukushima Unit 3 and what they’re finding is that it’s terrible damage.
A lot of the steel beams ended up in fuel pool…
You can see there’s devastating damage. It’s hard to even tell where the fuel is which leads me to believe it’s not really intact, or at least some of it is not intact.
I don’t know how they’re going to end up fishing it out.
At 33:45 in
Harris: I can’t see that there is not at least a good portion of the fuel that would be unscathed from what I’m looking at.
We don’t know for sure there’s no way to [inaudible] down deep inside.
But from what I’m looking at, that’s tons of steel falling in from a great height falling into the pool and impinging on top of the racks where the fuel is.
I hate to say it but there is broken fuel in there some where.
And I don’t know how to get that out.
Listen to the broadcast here
Published: September 14th, 2012 at 3:28 pm ET