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Unit 4, unless by some ridiculous miracle support structure or foundation or something along those lines, will eventually sucumb to the beating it has received and topple over. It WILL happen, eventually. Once that happens it's game over, we all know that. The radiological release from just the Unit 4 spent fuel pool, not to mention what we have already experienced, is scary to think about to say the least. But even worse, we'll lose the entire site; it will be way to contaminated for any human or even robots for that matter to get anywhere near. So bye bye common fuel pool, and unit 2, and…. EVERY FUEL ROD ON SITE! That will proabably be enough radiation to end the world on the spot.
Originally posted by 1loserel2
reply to post by Kokatsi
Yes, the actions of TEPCOS executives are appalling. Do the Japanese still believe in "saving face?" I have limited knowledge of their culture. I know once, suicide was considered honorable. Can anyone explain this to me, would like to understand.
[...] the fabric cover over the Reactor 1 building is only cosmetic, and nothing to do with preventing the radioactive materials from escaping. There was a talk, presumably from the contractors, to build a more permanent structure (more like the one they are building for Reactor 4) but that was shot down by TEPCO over the cost concerns. They wanted the badly damaged Reactor 1 building out of sight of the live cam, he says.