Nuclear engineer: Enormous amount of plutonium at No. 4 spent fuel pool in danger of catching fire; Pool is cracked and leaking (VIDEO)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011
By Paul Martin
April 13th, 2011

‘Worst-case scenario: Fukushima fuel pool with plutonium catches fire’, Russia Today, April 13, 2011:

Transcript summary of interview with Arnold Gundersen, nuclear engineer

Worst case is unit 4 fuel pool
Enormous amount of plutonium and depleted uranium
If that catches fire it could devastate a large area
Still a danger, they don’t have power to the fuel pool cooling systems
Unit 4 is the worst because it has the freshest fuel, the most physically hot
In addition unit 4 has a crack in the side, so even if they had water it would run out the crack
That is the toughest problem on site right now

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