Is the nuclear fuel in Spent Fuel Pool No. 4 damaged?

Published: February 11th, 2012 at 12:59 pm ET


Several news articles and nuclear expert have reported on what happened inside Spent Fuel Pool No. 4 at Fukushima Daiichi. Here’s a list of reports beginning in Mid-March:

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If you know of more add them below

Via UM nuclear professor


Published: February 11th, 2012 at 12:59 pm ET


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3 comments to Is the nuclear fuel in Spent Fuel Pool No. 4 damaged?

  • jec jec

    From one worker..they placed “floats” –around the SFP Reactor 4. So guess kind of like putting a dam around the top of the containing vessel..then lots and lots of water. Sprayed with firetrucks..sprayed cement from trucks..dumped from cranes. ENENEWS watched all that activity thanks to some very dedicated bloggers such as Nuckelchen, Anne and others (dont want anyone to feel left out–its all valuable footage in ENENEWS Webcam Forum). So why all the activity if nothing is broke?

    Those poor workers we see are rushing back and forth as fast as possible./ They hope to help keep their radiation exposure down in a fatal environment! Yes, the video footage is speeded up by several factors. Still they were moving as fast as heavily worked and radiated people can, moving, shoving, pushing/pulling objects. If everyhthing is just FINE at Reactor 4 –the SFP fuel rods happy and covered in water..and of course “NO NUCLEAR FUEL LOADED IN REACTOR 4”, why the all the cranes, the trucks, the hidden side of R4 where the fuel loading area is. Why the bright light inside R4 the green blobs. Surely workers would not have been there if a controlled and non-dangerous situation.


    “NRC on Mar. 15: Leave it to nuclear engineers to catch a pond on fire — Referring to Fukushima Spent Fuel Pool 4 (EMAIL)Looking at the IAEA news feed: 15 March 2011 02:35…the spent fuel storage pond at the Unit 4 reactor of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is on fire”

    I am wondering how spent fuel pool #4 can be on fire if it has WATER covering the fuel racks by 30 feet or so?

    This is not some conspiracy theorist saying that the pool was dry and that the fuel had melted down and was on fire.. This is directly from the IAEA, the regulatory body governing this facility.