Arnie Gunderssen is considered one of the worlds foremost experts on nuclear safty.
Gundersen has testified before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards.
He was one of four experts on the industry invited to the Czech Republic to testify about perceived problems with the new Temelin nuclear power plant being built in that country.
He have accurately predicted and analysed the events of fukushima.
Ten years ago, Arnold Gundersen of Goshen was a senior vice president with Danbury-based Nuclear Energy Services controlling over 30 reactors.
He is far from alone.
3 GE engineers resigned from GE in 1976 as the design was funtamentally flawed
GE's design for a nuclear reactor at a damaged Japanese power plant spurred the 1970s resignation of three employees over concern that its core might not withstand the loss of cooling systems in a severe accident, ABC News reported.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvJQlc0CLvA
Diplomat Akio Matsumura is warning that the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan may ultimately turn into an event capable of extinguishing all life on Earth.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkkpwC5_Ehc&feature=related
While the epicenter of the March 11 quake occurred about 100 miles away from the Fukushima Daiichi plant, the scientists say the next big earth-shaker could be centered much closer
Specifically, Japanese scientists have published a scientific paper in European Geosciences Union’s journalSolid Earth saying that the 9.0 earthquake last March has apparently “awakened” the Fukushima earthquake fault, making it likely that a large earthquake will occur this year right near the stricken nuclear complex
Scientists studying readings from Japanese seismic sensors have determined that there have been 20 times more quakes in the 6 months after March 2011 than in previous 9 years.
1Department of Geophysics, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8578, Japan
2Department of Mathematical Sciences, Tsinghua University, Beijing, Chinahttp://www.solid-earth.net/3/43/2012/se-3-43-2012.pdf
"However, the ascending
ﬂuids have likely reduced the strength of the faults in the
FNPP area, such as the reverse Namie fault (Fig. 1b). The
compressional stress regime is therefore expected to continue to build up in the overriding plate in NE Japan, which
has potential to cause reactivation of the reverse faults and
therein generate large crustal earthquakes, such as the 2008
Iwate-Miyagi earthquake that occurred about 200 km north
of FNPP (Cheng et al., 2011) and the 2007 Niigata earthquake (M 6.
in the back-arc area of NE Japan (Xia et al.,
2008). Therefore, much attention should be paid to the FNPP
seismic safety in the near future."
Matsumura admits this is an astounding number and one difficult to comprehend.
He wrote that 85 times more Cesium-137 than released at Chernobyl "would destroy the world environment and our civilization. This is not rocket science, nor does it connect to the pugilistic debate over nuclear power plants. This is an issue of human survival."
Akio Matsumura sent a letter United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. "It is no exaggeration to say that the fate of Japan and the whole world depends on NO.4 reactor.
This is confirmed by most reliable experts like Dr. Arnie Gundersen or Dr. Fumiaki Koide," he wrote to Ki-Moon.
"Before the Committee, Ambassador Murata strongly stated that if the crippled building of reactor unit 4—with 1,535 fuel assemblies in the spent fuel pool 100 feet (30 meters) above the ground—collapses, not only will it cause a shutdown of all six reactors but will also affect the common spent fuel pool containing 6,375 fuel assemblies, located some 50 meters from reactor 4. In both cases the radioactive assemblies are not protected by a containment vessel; dangerously, they are open to the air. This would certainly cause a global catastrophe like we have never before experienced."http://akiomatsumura.com/2012/04/682.html
After visiting Fukushima, Senator Ron Wyden warned that the situation was worse than reported
… and urged Japan to accept international help to stabilize dangerous spent fuel pools.
An international coalition of nuclear scientists and non-profit groups are calling on the U.N. to coordinate a multi-national effort to stabilize the fuel pools. And see this.
Fuel pool number 4 is, indeed, the top short-term threat facing humanity.http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/05/senator-fukushima-fuel-pool-is-a-national-security-issue-for-america.html
"TEPCO is not moving fast enough and the Japanese Government is not pushing TEPCO to move fast enough either. I think the top priority of TEPCO and the top priority of the Japanese Government should be to move the fuel out of that pool just as quickly as possible. And in the meantime, they need to strengthen that pool to make sure that it can withstand an earthquake. Remember, that pool is not in a containment. You can look down in a satellite and see the nuclear fuel. The roof is blown off."http://fairewinds.com/content/fukushima-daiichi-truth-and-futureAbout new earthquakes
New serious earthquakes are very likely according to scientistshttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/9122754/Japan-earthquake-and-tsunami-anniversary-scientists-warn-of-future-deadly-quake.html
The team, from the University of Tokyo, said there was a 75% probability that a magnitude seven quake would strike the region in the next four years.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/16681136
The bottom line is that "earthquakes don't come with a warning," U.S. Federal Emergency Management Administration administrator Craig Fugate said during the March 11 briefing.http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/03/110315-japan-earthquake-tsunami-big-one-science/
Even in 2009 scientists predicted new earthquakes.
New research compiled by Australian scientist Dr. Tom Chalko shows that global seismic activity on Earth is now five times more energetic than it was just 20 years ago.
The rapid increase in global seismic, volcanic and tectonic activity is certain. Consequences of inaction can only be catastrophic.
There is no time for half-measures."http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-205_162-4191556.html
A new earthquake or tsunami would be probably be thousands of times worse than chernobyl.
Chernobyl was covered within days but it would not be possible to even go near the site if this happens.
All of the reactors will spew out massive amounts of radioactivity for 50 years, well about as much as 85 chernobyls!
Radioactivity that will stay for 100,000 years...
And what will happen to the thousands of tons of radioactive water containers if/when another Tsunami hits?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwO3MDfUeRo
And you have increased hydrogen levels in reactor no 2.
Hydrogen levels quintuple at Reactor No. 2 in last two weeks.
Concentrations of 4 percent or more in the air—it can explode, as has apparently occurred at reactors No. 1 and 3.http://enenews.com/hydrogen-levels-quintuple-reactor-2-last-weeks
And then you have MOX fuel in reactor no 3.http://www.dcbureau.org/20110315782/natural-resources-news-service/mox-fuel-rods-used-in-japanese-nuclear-reactor-present-multiple-dangers.html
Costa Concordia passengers told 'Go back to your cabins, everything is under control' as ship sankhttp://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/costa-concordia-passengers-told-go-169789