Nuclear Expert: Fukushima 10 times worse than Chernobyl

Tuesday, March 13, 2012
By Paul Martin

By ENENews
March 12th, 2012

Title: Japan’s disaster as bad as or worse than Chernobyl
Source: Xinhua
Date: 2012-03-12 14:30

The severity of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster may be as bad as or worse than Chernobyl, an American nuclear expert warned Sunday.

Arnold Gundersen, a former nuclear power industry executive, said it was clear to him within two days of the Japan earthquake and tsunami that “Fukushima was as bad as or worse than Chernobyl.” [...]

Gundersen, now chief engineer of the energy consulting company Fairewinds Associates, said he believed that Fukushima was 10 times worse than the 1986 Chernobyl meltdown [...]

Gundersen on Fukushima vs Chernobyl

Chernobyl was a single reactor running at about 7 percent capacity when ruptured
[Fukushima] had three reactors running at 100 percent capacity and seven other reactors with spent fuel pools that were crippled
Chernobyl stopped releasing radioactive material after about two weeks [...] this is not the case at Fukushima one year on
Gundersen on Cancers and Other Health Problems

Although there have been no deaths related to the Fukushima meltdown to date, over the next 20 years there would be about 1 million additional cancers and other health problems from the accident
“But even in Tokyo most people think it is over and they survived it. But with the latency periods of these cancers it’s going to pop up 20 years out and people will wonder where it came from”

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