Arnie Gundersen: New Report Shows 50 Tons Of Rubble Fell Into Fukushima Reactor No. 3 SFP, Spent Fuel Is ‘HIGHLY DAMAGED’

Gundersen: New report shows 50 tons of rubble fell in Unit 3 pool, spent fuel is ‘highly damaged’ — Equal to loaded 18-wheeler falling from sky after supersonic explosive shockwave — “Like a knights lance, [mast] fell straight into fuel” (VIDEO) (ENENews, Feb 14, 2014):

Gundersen - New report shows 50 tons of rubble fell in Unit 3 pool, spent fuel is highly damaged

Fairewinds Energy Education, Feb. 13, 2014:

At 2:00 in

Arnie Gundersen, chief engineer: The destruction caused by the supersonic explosive shockwave […] no nuclear containment in the world can withstand a detonation shockwave like the one inside Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3. […] Let’s look at the newly released Tepco report […] The refueling mast weighs more than 1.5 tons and like a knights lance it fell straight into the fuel. […] The bottom line here is that Tepco has acknowledged that at least 50 tons of rubble has fallen on the top and into the spent fuel pool at Unit 3. […] Imagine a fully loaded 18-wheel tractor trailer suddenly falling from the sky and landing in the spent fuel pool. Obviously much of the Unit 3 spent fuel and its critical spacing must have been damaged, making it extraordinarily difficult to remove any of the fuel from these broken down racks. […] Preparations to remove Unit 3s fuel cannot exist […] There’s no historical precedent for removing Unit 3s highly damaged fuel from such a highly radioactive environment […] I think that the fuel bundles in Unit 3 may have to be cut out of the racks using robotic cutting tools. […]

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