I want to present an extremely alarming report that comes from the website: Akio Matsumura, at www.akiomatsumura.com, where Japan's former ambassador to Switzerland, Mr. Mitsuhei Murata, gave a startling and shocking report back on March 22, 2012, showing what could happen if and when the storage pool of spent fuel rods above Fukushima reactor #4 collapses. I have that full report right here, and I do have my own comments on this report to follow:
In recent times, more information about the spent fuel situation at the Fukushima-Dai-Ichi site has become known. It is my understanding that of the 1,532 spent fuel assemblies in reactor No. 304 assemblies are fresh and unirradiated. This then leaves 1,231 irradiated spent fuel rods in pool No. 4, which contain roughly 37 million curies (~1.4E+18 Becquerel) of long-lived radioactivity. The No. 4 pool is about 100 feet above ground, is structurally damaged and is exposed to the open elements. If an earthquake or other event were to cause this pool to drain this could result in a catastrophic radiological fire involving nearly 10 times the amount of Cs-137 released by the Chernobyl accident.
The infrastructure to safely remove this material was destroyed as it was at the other three reactors. Spent reactor fuel cannot be simply lifted into the air by a crane as if it were routine cargo. In order to prevent severe radiation exposures, fires and possible explosions, it must be transferred at all times in water and heavily shielded structures into dry casks.. As this has never been done before, the removal of the spent fuel from the pools at the damaged Fukushima-Dai-Ichi reactors will require a major and time-consuming re-construction effort and will be charting in unknown waters. Despite the enormous destruction cased at the Da–Ichi site, dry casks holding a smaller amount of spent fuel appear to be unscathed.
Based on U.S. Energy Department data, assuming a total of 11,138 spent fuel assemblies are being stored at the Dai-Ichi site, nearly all, which is in pools. They contain roughly 336 million curies (~1.2 E+19 Bq) of long-lived radioactivity. About 134 million curies is Cesium-137 — roughly 85 times the amount of Cs-137 released at the Chernobyl accident as estimated by the U.S. National Council on Radiation Protection (NCRP). The total spent reactor fuel inventory at the Fukushima-Daichi site contains nearly half of the total amount of Cs-137 estimated by the NCRP to have been released by all atmospheric nuclear weapons testing, Chernobyl, and world-wide reprocessing plants (~270 million curies or ~9.9 E+18 Becquerel).
It is important for the public to understand that reactors that have been operating for decades, such as those at the Fukushima-Dai-Ichi site have generated some of the largest concentrations of radioactivity on the planet.
NTS Notes: OK, Readers... Here it is in a nutshell.. If this storage facility full of spent fuel rods collapses into the associated pool of even more spent fuel rods, we could see a catastrophe that this planet has never seen in its entire history. In such a scenario, Japan would be immediately doomed, and much of the Northern Hemisphere would be inundated with a massive amount of Cesium 137 contamination that would kill tens, if not hundreds, of millions of people... That is the worst case scenario....
I am still truly shocked by the lack of media attention being spent about this scenario and situation with failed reactor 4 at Fukushima. It is as though these liars in the media and our own governments do not want the general public to know about this scenario, most probably to prevent a general panic...As I have stated many times, the silence coming from these liars is deafening, and people are searching alternative news sites for the facts....
Many may say that I am fear mongering by presenting this type of report, but people deserve to know exactly what is going on with the still ongoing failure at Fukushima Japan. It is always my intention to bring forward the facts to have people prepare for the possibility of the worse....People deserve the truth, no matter how bad it may be!
The situation at Fukushima is definitely far from over, and I will continue to bring forward reports as they become available... Stay tuned..
More to come