Largest US Newspaper Publisher: ‘Enough radioactivity to poison millions’ in Fukushima Unit 4 — Radiation to hit West Coast of US would be ‘far more’ than trace amounts if fuel rods exposed, says Senator
June 3rd, 2012
Fukushima still feeds lawmakers’ concerns for West Coast
Paul C. Barton
June 3, 2012
Spent fuel rods, containing enough radioactivity to poison millions, remain in pools of water covered only with plastic in the badly damaged Unit No. 4. If the building ever collapses, experts have warned, the rods could become exposed and the radiation leakage would be unprecedented.
The amounts of radioactivity that could drift to the West Coast, [Ron Wyden (Democrat-Oregon)] said, would be far more than trace amounts.