8.5 tons of radioactive water has leaked…
What happens if the pool covering the fuel rods collapses…
- More leaks found at crippled Japan nuclear plant (AP, Feb. 3, 2012):
TOKYO (AP) – Leaks of radioactive water have become more frequent at Japan’s crippled nuclear power plant less than two months after it was declared basically stable.
Matsumoto said TEPCO also found that 8.5 tons of radioactive water had leaked earlier in the week after a pipe became detached at Unit 4, one of the plant’s six reactors. The company earlier had estimated that only a few gallons (liters) had leaked….
The structural integrity of the damaged Unit 4 reactor building has long been a major concern among experts because a collapse of its spent fuel cooling pool could cause a disaster worse than the three reactor meltdowns.
On Reactor 4:
- Fukushima: ‘Reactor No. 4 Is Looking More And More Like The Leaning Tower Of Pisa Right Now’ – If It ‘Falls Over It’s Just Gonna Dump A Whole Reactor Core Right Out Onto The Ground’ (And Tokyo & Yokohama Will Be Lost!) (Video)
Prof. Hayakawa of Gunma University:
‘If you don’t educate yourself now and fast, you’ll die.’