Fourth reactor at Fukushima is a new, more dangerous world the danger zone
Former Japanese Ambassador to Switzerland, Mitsuhey Murata, March 22, 2012 gave a speech at a public hearing in the House of consuls. Before the meeting, he said that, if the structure has been damaged fourth reactor that contains 1,535 fuel rods in the spent fuel pool 30 meters in height, will collapse, all six reactors will be shut down, and the 6375 fuel rods will be affected. The danger is that the radioactive fuel rods are not protected by encapsulation, and hence are in the open.
This may be the cause of the disaster on the scale of more than any other in human history, a catastrophe. The consequences of such an event would affect the population of the planet for centuries. The fate of Japan and the world now depends on four reactor.
After the catastrophe of March 11, 2011 represented a threat to the first three of the reactor containing the fuel, but the work was stopped. In the fourth reactor had no fuel at the time of the earthquake, and the fuel rods have been moved to the second floor of the containment system in the cooling pool. During the tsunami system has been hit hard: as a result of hydrogen explosions destroyed the upper hand, and the spent fuel pool was outdoors. If there is another big earthquake, the structure of the fourth reactor to collapse. According to forecasts of the Japanese and U.S. meteorologists powerful earthquake is expected in 2012.
In the worst case an accident at the plant, followed by emission of radiation, which resulted in 35 million people will need to evacuate Tokyo, half the country will become uninhabitable, and the independence of the country will be in jeopardy. This humanitarian and environmental catastrophe will open Pandora’s box.
Entire northern hemisphere in danger
According to an expert in the nuclear industry, Arnie Gundersen, a nuclear disaster in Fukushima is not over, as the nuclear fuel elements continue to melt, endangering the population of the northern hemisphere. According to Gundersen, after the collapse of the 4th reactor of the explosion will be. Instead, the dangerous radioactive particles will scatter all over the world, because for two days after the collapse of zirconium and other radioactive metals will continue to melt at high temperatures. The consequences will be long-playing, especially in Japan.
Although Arnie Gunderson reports on the dangers of the third and fourth reactors after the disaster occurred in Japan in March 2011, the attention to him appears only now.
Fourth reactor is a serious danger
In the basin of the fourth reactor fuel rods is 1535, or 460 tons of nuclear fuel. 7-storey building was badly damaged during the tsunami in 2011, with almost the entire basin, the third and fourth floors, hardly any places left untouched. If it will be destroyed and emptied, the nuclear fuel to overheat, causing a fire. Massive amounts of radioactive substances will pave the vast territory. As a result of the collapse of the structure of the fourth reactor will not only collapse the pool, but also the destruction of the fuel rods in all reactors.
Former Minister of Agriculture, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Sumo Mabuchi, offered immediately after the accident to conduct pumping concrete under the fourth reactor up to the pool, on the principle of Chernobyl. However, the strength of concrete structures subjected to questioning in earthquakes and the rapid destruction of the concrete sea water. For the removal of a fuel rod will need at least three years — a time that may not be enough, before the collapse happens reactor. The prevention and present danger is still open.
The growing threat of a powerful earthquake
After the 8.7 earthquake that occurred off the coast of Indonesia, April 11, 2012, seismic activity around the world has increased dramatically. An earthquake measuring 5.5 to 52 kilometers from the nuclear power plant «Fukushima» and 59 kilometers from the Tokaj NPP was just recently — April 12, 2012. Tremors were recorded near the eastern coast of Honshu island at a depth of 14.3 kilometers. A few hours later was re-5.9 earthquake at a distance of 50 kilometers from Fukushima, with the epicenter at a depth of 23.2 kilometers in radius of 100 kilometers from the nuclear power plant.
WashingtonsBlog reports that today the threat of disaster to re-plant «Fukushima» is the biggest threat to humanity. In this pool of U.S. nuclear power plants, which contain 10 times more radioactive fuel than the «Fukushima» is actually no protection against accidents and terrorist attacks. If for some reason will dehumidification cooling pool, a fire in the fuel rods could cause a catastrophe at times worse possible scenarios for nuclear power plant in Fukushima.