Antinuclear

Australian news, and some related international items

Fukushima nuclear reactors critically dangerous, and so are other reactors of the same type

The Worst Yet to Come? Why Nuclear Experts Are Calling Fukushima a Ticking Time-Bomb, 07 May 2012 14:20 By Brad Jacobson, AlterNet  Experts say acknowledging the threat would call into question the safety of dozens of identically designed nuclear power plants in the U.S.

More than a year after the triple meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, the Japanese government, Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) present similar assurances of the site’s current state: challenges remain but everything is under control. The worst is over.

But nuclear waste experts say the Japanese are literally playing with fire in the way nuclear spent fuel continues to be stored onsite, especially in reactor 4, which contains the most irradiated fuel — 10 times the deadly cesium-137 released during the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident. These experts also charge that the NRC is letting this threat fester because acknowledging it would call into question safety at dozens of identically designed nuclear power plants around the U.S., which contain exceedingly higher volumes of spent fuel in similar elevated pools outside of reinforced containment.
Reactor 4: The Most Imminent Threat…
The Threat Not Just to Japan But to the U.S. and the World…..http://truth-out.org/news/item/8972-the-worst-yet-to-come?-why-nuclear-experts-are-calling-fukushima-a-ticking-time-bomb

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October 20, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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