No water in spent fuel pool at Japanese plant: U.S.

In Breaking News, Radiation on March 17, 2011 at 5:51 AM

CTV.CA NEWS STAFF – CTV – 16/03/2011 [LINK]

At last an independent source over the serious condition at Fukushima: the spent fuel pool of unit fourth reactor is empty.

I presume there is a breech in the container (too many gas explosions), and that is the reason because is loosing water so quick.




A U.S. official says all of the water is gone from one of the spent fuel rod pools at Japan’s stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, meaning there is nothing to stop the fuel rods from getting hotter and eventually melting down, but Japan denies the claim.


Jaczko did not say how the information was obtained but the organization and the U.S. Department of Energy have experts on the site.

He also said radiation levels are extremely high, which could prevent the workers’ ability to stop temperatures from rising.


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