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Highly Dangerous Fukushima 4 Fuel Removal Begins Monday

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posted on Nov, 18 2013 @ 01:17 PM
Get the lead knickers out friends.....

THe lead:

The highly dangerous and unprecedented removal of the highly radioactive nuclear fuel rods in Fukushima Unit 4 will begin on Monday, November 18.

The Unit 4 fuel rod removal is like to trying to pull cigarettes from a crushed pack.The Japanese Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) had previously said the process would begin in mid-November but kept the exact date secret 'for security reasons.' TEPCO has now confirmed that the operation will begin Monday.

the fun part:

If the fuel rods - there are 50-70 in each of the assemblies, which weigh around 661 pounds and are 15 feet long - are exposed to air or if they break, catastrophic amounts of radioactive gases could be released into the atmosphere.


“Full release from the Unit-4 spent fuel pool, without any containment or control, could cause by far the most serious radiological disaster to date,” say independent consultants Mycle Schneider and Antony Froggatt in a recent World Nuclear Industry Status Report.

There is a video with David Suzuki embedded at the end of the article that is very good.

I don't know much (not much has been printed) about this process - special crane, one at a time.... is there but I've seen nothing on contingencies and no operation this complex is going to go according plan. I want to know how they plan to deal problems in the process.
edit on 18-11-2013 by FyreByrd because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 18 2013 @ 01:28 PM
This is what people miss about Fukishima, its not the leaking that we have to worry about.

ITS what happens if they mess up the fuel rod removal, all the "Fukushima is no threat" people are missing this part.

They drop one of those, are pick it up improperly... Its like jenga but instead of wood pegs its highly radioactive material that could go critical if not handled properly, it would be a disaster the likes of which the world has only seen a few times...

You know things that changed the course of evolutionary history on earth...

posted on Nov, 18 2013 @ 01:30 PM
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