From Der Tagesspiegel :
Read the NRC Report Here.
“Unfortunately, the report also shows that Tepco series of catastrophic errors made ??one and given false information has. For example, is only now clear that the reactor fuel rods 1 are likely to be in the dry – according to Tepco figures they were at least half covered with water cooling. Also, the question arises whether one much earlier instead of fresh sea water for cooling would not pick up – after all, is not just the northern Japanese nuclear power plant in the desert. Generally nervous right now makes the discovered fact that Tepco today without boric acid used!) In a reactor cooling water to avoid a re-criticality would be an essential standard procedure“
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The threat of a fission explosion at the Fukushima power facility emerged today when the roof of the number three reactor exploded and fears that a spent fuel pool, located over the reactor, has been compromised. The pool, designed to allow reactor fuel to cool off for several years, was constructed on top of the Fukushima reactors instead of underground. As of 2010, there were 3450 fuel assemblies in the pool at the number three reactor. The destruction of the number three reactor building has experts concerned about whether the spent fuel storage pool, which sits just below the roof, could have survived intact the hydrogen explosion. The explosion was much more severe than Saturday’s blast at the number one reactor.
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