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Sinking ground under Fukushima nuclear reactor 4 brings catastrophic risk

Fukushima threatens Global Human Survival The Canadian,  21 OCTOBER 2012  : BY SUBRATA “… Fukushima still a threat? It seems that it is, and on a potentially devastating level. Mitsuhei Murata, who served his country as Ambassador to both Senegal and
Switzerland, explained in a recent interview that far from the situation at the Fukushima Daiitsu plant improving, it is actually worsening in an alarming way: the ground beneath the plant’s number 4 reactor is sinking.

Mr Murata implied that the whole structure is on the verge of collapse. He wrote to the Secretary General of the United Nations stating unequivocally that the fate, not only of Japan, but of the rest of the world depends on the No. 4 reactor.

The cooling pool still contains more than fifteen hundred spent fuelrods.  The collective power of these “spent” rods is 37 million curies.  By comparison, the release of nuclear material at Three Mile Island, Pennsylvania (an INES level 5 event) amounted to approximately
2.5 million curies. In other words, there are nearly 15 Three Mile Islands sitting in the severely compromised Unit 4.

The ground beneath Unit 4 has sunk by about 31.5 inches already. Further sinking, or a minor earthquake could cause the entire structure to collapse, draining the pool and causing a meltdown of potentially catastrophic proportions.  Some scientists predict that
his would mean the ruin of Japan and a serious threat to the rest of the world.


October 22, 2012 - Posted by | Fukushima 2012

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