Tuesday, April 26, 2011

There was a nuclear explosion in Fukushima on March

An important video-document on the Fukushima catastrophe: Russia Today interviews Prof. Chrsitopher Busby, Scientific Secretary of the European Commission of Radiation Risks:

Key points:
  • There was probably a nuclear explosion in Reactor 3 on March 13 (this was also surely the case in Chernobyl 25 years ago)
  • Meltdown is going on
  • Fukushima is much worse than Chernobyl for several reasons:
    • The USSR moved a lot a faster to contain Chernobyl, keeping it reasonably under control (unlike what is happening at Fukushima)
    • Japan is being extremely lax in evacuating the population. A lot more population is at direct risk in Fukushima
  • Chernobyl killed some 1.4 million people
  • It may not be possible to contain Fukushima like Chernobyl
  • Uranium and plutonium has already reached Hawaii and the Marianas

Update (Apr 27):

Arnie Gundersen also thinks that there was a nuclear explosion at reactor no. 3 on March 13:

And in yet another negative development (we have these by the dozen every day, sadly enough), the radiation levels at reactor no. 1 registered yesterday were the highest since the crisis began. No specific reason is known.

Also in Ohio a nuclear reactor had to be evacuated  because of extremely high radiation levels during a shoot down. No reason was given but it has been claimed that the reactor has recovered normality.

More news at Energy News.

Update (Apr 30): Japanese nuclear adviser resigns with tears denouncing that the Government is ignoring the law. He also said it was difficult to know who was in charge (The Wall Street Journal).


    1. Maju, you might be interesed in this:



    2. It is interesting indeed but I have such information saturation these days that I do not really know what to do with it, specially as the possible relocation of Japan's capital was discussed early in this blog. Cheers.


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