Arirang’s ‘Prime Talk’, Nov. 19, 2013:
Should we be worried [about the fuel removal at Fukushima? Dr. Suh Kune-yull, Professor of Nuclear Engineering at Seoul National University: Yeah. There’s good reason to be. Actually, they’re talking about removing these fuel bundles -- 1,500 of them -- if there’s any one mistake, it’s going to be a disaster. That source itself is like a 1,000 nuclear bombs. Think about Hiroshima, so they’re talking about 10,000 times more radioactive material. That’s the hottest spot on the planet. […]
Why did it take over 2 years to get to this point? Dr. Suh Kune-yull: It’s not actually long enough in fact. […] They’re talking about 3 totally molten reactors plus Unit 4 which is 1,500 fuel bundles high up in the air […] it looks like they’re just moving forward, probably politically, not technically. […]
Would you eat fish after more than 30 years of radiation leakage into ocean? […] Dr. Suh Kune-yull: It’s a matter of public trust. Both the Japanese and Korean governments have dropped the ball on that. They’ve lost the public trust. No matter what they say we’re not listening. I’m not listening, either. […]
If there’s to be an earthquake or tsunami, what would be the consequences be like? […] Dr. Suh Kune-yull: Another earthquake — there will be a real disaster, a real final blow — because one more earthquake or even tsunami and they can ruin the rest of the plants. […] There’s going to be a real disaster, which we can hardly imagine. […] What can they do about it? Just keep their fingers crossed.
Published: November 19th, 2013 at 12:12 pm ET