Is this Humankind’s Most Dangerous Moment?
Fukushima decommissioning slip-up could trigger monumental chain reaction, expert warns
Within days, Fukushima nuclear plant operators will begin what is being described as the most dangerous phase of the decommissioning process so far. Experts around the world have warned ever since that the fuel pool is in a precarious state – vulnerable to collapsing in another big earthquake.
Yale University professor Charles Perrow wrote about the number 4 fuel pool this year in the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists.
He said one pool contains 10 times the amount of radioactive caesium present in the Chernobyl disaster and warned one slip-up with the removal could trigger a chain reaction. (Excerpt)