posted on May, 13 2011 @ 11:06 AM
Hang on, first we were talking about spent fuel rods melting down, sitting in the bottom of the pool being cooled, cracks probably leaking out the
water. Then a short time later Tepco admits the molten spent fuel rod blob has probably breached the containment and is in the soil below. According
to Arnie Gundersen's update:
1. NOW we have Reactor 1 nuclear core uncovered, significant fuel rod damage, and the core is bone dry. And the core has probably melted through the
reactor and is sitting on the bottom of the containment.
2. Reactor 3 has high temerature at the top of the reactor and low pressure, meaning water can't exist in that environment. Hmmm, reactor 3 dry???It's
a gaseous air environment and is subject to hydrogen explosion.
3. Area school children outside the exclusion zone are receiving adult occupational radiation doses.
4. And the American Nuclear Regulatory Commission said its impossible for a nuclear containment to leak, and the advisory commitee and reactor
safeguards in October of last year they specifically stated they assumed zero probability of containment leakage. Obviously this is wrong, and it
affects lots of regulations on operating plants, as well as the new Westington house type reactor attempting to gain licensing.
5. Experts have shown the site has sunk about a foot, meaning the concrete foundations have had to have cracked, leaking radiation into the ground
Way to go Tepco, keep leaking the nasty news long after the events have unfolded....
Here is the updated coverage from Arnie Gundersen, nuclear physicist, three-mile island whistleblower - I always look forward to his updates.
edit on 13-5-2011 by RoyalBlue because: (no reason given)