In the video above, nuclear expert Arnie Gunderson discusses how at one point it was disclosed by the authorities that an explosion at Fukushima unit #3 had thrown fuel rod fragments over a mile in all directions and that they had been bulldozed over, and buried, much the same way as it was done around Chernobyl. Later, they changed their minds and claimed that this explosion never happened.
He also discusses how the Cesium measurements in the water of spent fuel pools 1, 2 and 3 indicated damage to the fuel rods in those pools. Since we also have reports of fires in multiple spent fuel pools, after they ran out of water, this makes complete common sense.
The only thing lacking is the information about how much fuel burned up, melted down and what shape it is in now, in spent fuel pools 1-4. Of course, no information is forthcoming and there is a good chance it will NEVER be disclosed, because that would change the story and appearance that has been carefully massaged in the mass media, about how Fukushima is ONLY 10 percent of Chernobyl.
How does this work now? 3 reactors melted down, and three completely open to the air spent fuel pools had fires and melted down as well, but all of those THOUSANDS OF TONS of nuclear fuel only equaled a tiny fraction of the several hundred tons that melted through at Chernobyl? Get real….
In the video above, Arnie discusses spent fuel pool number 4 and what happens if it falls over or is destroyed in the next 7 or greater earthquake. This Fukushima disaster is not over yet. It is an ongoing nightmare. As Arnie says, it is SO BAD, that they have no answer for it, no way to clean it up. There is no decommissioning something this bad.
This disaster may not be over for the next 1,000 years, if we make it that long. Arnie says we have to invent something to get this disaster handled. Do you hear anyone doing anything like that, or talking that way AT ALL? We don’t… It does not seem like the nuclear industry is interested in talking reality. They want to portray it as something done and over with, clean, and closed up. The opposite is actually the case, but that does not fit well with building more nuclear plants and selling nations on nuclear power, so they are forced to cover it all up and deny anything bad happened.
Arnie Gunderson, Fairewinds Associates; Fuel Pool Failures at Fukushima Confirmed; via @AGreenRoad