‘The Sleeper’: Unit 3 building ‘fatally flawed’ (VIDEO)

Published: May 21st, 2012 at 5:18 pm ET


Arnold Gundersen with a new report on the Fukushima meltdowns and their worldwide implications
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Arnie Gundersen, Fairewinds Chief Nuclear Engineer: This is the sleeper as far as I’m concerned.

Unit 3 has about half the nuclear fuel in its pool than Unit 4 does.

Some of it is still quite hot.

It had been removed about 6 months before the meltdowns.

So it has a hot enough quarter of a core that it could burn in air.

And of course the Unit 3 building is fatally flawed.

So my concern is the same problem on Unit 4 could occur on Unit 3, we seem to just worry about Unit 4.

Later in the program Gundersen notes that, unlike Unit 4, workers cannot enter Unit 3 for reinforcement work.

Listen to the hour-long broadcast here

Published: May 21st, 2012 at 5:18 pm ET


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28 comments to ‘The Sleeper’: Unit 3 building ‘fatally flawed’ (VIDEO)

  • cossack55

    There is a good chance we will all be sleepers soon.

  • Time Is Short Time Is Short

    Here we go again. #3 NPP is a complete meltdown, loaded with MOX. Now there's a possibility the #3 SFP is still standing? Since when?

    Not enough misdirection with #4 SFP, now we have to look back at #3. What next, is #1 melted? Maybe we should check.

    Just get on with it. The site is completely destroyed, with a few rods hanging on for dear life. Enough radiation had been released to kill us all, no one really denies that, so what's the worry about a couple of "hanging by a thread" pools, one of which is 'supposedly' half empty.

    No remediation at all, nothing, nada, zip. The only thing they haven't done is liquify it and inject us. Fu%$&rs.

    • TraderGreg

      Litvinienko ingested liquid radioactive Polonium. He died terrible death. From Russia and Putin with 'love'. He learnt the dangers of internal radioactivity the hard way.

      Now we have 'from Japan with love'.

      • Time Is Short Time Is Short

        I sure quit drinking the sake and tea. Just say no to Suntory.

        How about 'Dr. Noda', or 'Zirconium-cladfinger'?

  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

    How Dangerous Is 400-600 Pounds Of Plutonium Nano Particle Dust Liberated By Fukushima? Via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/how-dangerous-is-400-600-pounds-of.html

    Still no one talking about this in the mass media..

    Another sacred cow.. time for everyone to worship at the alter.

    Bow down to the God of Pluto, destroyer of worlds.

    Pluto asks for blood sacrifices, not just one at a time, as in times past.. Now it has to be thousands, even MILLIONS of sacrifices at a time.

    Who will be sacrificed next, near you?

  • 6.4 earthquake off Honshu?

    (just got an email alert from USGS)

    Will check further …

  • kiwirj

    i work with a group of talented psychics. At the moment we have no idea why, but the past week our attention has been shifted to Japan. We are waiting for something to happen there.

    • arclight arclight

      funny you should say that! i was thinking the same thing.. then i came across this

      Uchiwa Maki
      19 May
      Toshodai-ji Temple, Nara
      Buddhist ceremonies and performances of court music and dance held before the main event when thousands of specially prepared paper fans are thrown into the crowd at Toshodaiji Temple in Nara. The fans are kept as good luck charms for the coming year.

      Read more: http://www.japanvisitor.com/index.php?cID=366&pID=398#ixzz1vYPHZPUq


      gordon smith is a bit wow though eh?? ๐Ÿ™‚

  • razzz razzz

    Sure looks like earthquakes are 'swarming' off of Honshu but you can never really tell if it's pre-strikes before a main event.

    'Bucky Balls' are a new creation ever since the cooling of the reactors with seawater. I don't know if it is theory or not, they have to find one in the wild to prove it.

  • markww markww

    I just had a wild thought about 7 months ago there was a video from one of the science guys online who had in his home one of those stand up room air cleaners that uses long plates, where dust and things hang to the plate. I JUST REMEMBERED that he was getting radiation in his home and the plates cleaning the air would do like a BIG BUG ZAPPER make a loud crackkkkkkkkkk and would produce something like a bluish purple lightning bolt. I wonder if it was neutralizing the radiation. IF IT WAS I think a unit could be built on top of the rectors and neutralize the radiation Need some input here from everyone and maybe some scientists.


    • the bluish purplish bolt you describe sounds like what we've been seeing at Fukushima on the tepco webcam

      I've been studying radiation all day and I don't think that it is possible to transmute radioactive elements such as uranium and plutonium into non-radioactive elements outside of the decay chain process.

  • skizexq skizexq

    Sleepers all over the world…I see an article on London Times about more extensions of operation life for more reactors.
    I'm too tired to sign up and read it, thought maybe someone thinks it's worthy and does so if so…
    it's on the front page.

  • glowfus

    is he talking about before or after it vaporized?