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Nuclear Engineer Analyzes Current Condition of Fukushima Reactors 1-3, Unit 4 Pool and Monitoring of Fish

04/19/2011 2 comments

A. Gundersen, Chief Nuclear Engineer:  “… What they’re measuring in Unit 2 is not water or steam at all.  It’s hot air, or hot hydrogen.  And that’s a problem.  It tells me that Unit 2 is not being cooled … we should be very concerned that we’re exhausting hot gases out the top of that reactor …

… If we take TEPCO at its word … the iodine deposition on a square meter [Unit 4] was 30,000 MBq.  That’s pushing the numbers at Chernobyl … If we take TEPCO at its word, they had Chernobyl-level releases on the other units which caused the iodine to fall on Unit 4 …

Over the weekend the FDA announced it would not be monitoring fish on the west coast, and I don’t think that’s a good idea … I don’t think we’ll find anything initially, but over the next year as the little fish get eaten by bigger fish get eaten by bigger fish and the plume spreads, we might …”

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