Japan Nuclear Plant: U.S. Report
April 6, 2011 by USA Post
Japan Nuclear Plant, After working properly connected leak leaks high activity in the Pacific Ocean, a new confidential assessment by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission obtained by The New York Times suggests that the Fukushima Daiichi damaged plant is far from stable.
Fragments incredibly dangerous nuclear fuel from the reactors is shut down “a mile of the units,” and then simply destroyed more than protect workers on site, as reported by the NRC.
So far, the floods damaged reactor with water has been considered the most efficient cooling method, but the last evaluation raises concerns that water may have introduced a new set of dangerous complications. U.S. engineers now worry that the huge amount of water is in fact the weakening of the containment vessels, making them more vulnerable to breakage
In an effort to prevent the continued spread of radiation and worse, a hydrogen explosion due to hydrogen and oxygen present in sea water, plant operator TEPCO announced it will begin to inject nitrogen into a reactor and two reactors likely three. Nitrogen is usually present inside the containment surrounding the reactor core and can prevent the highly combustible hydrogen explode as it did three times in the first days after the March disaster.
The Associated Press reports that Japan’s nuclear energy and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) made it clear that TEPCO is to err on the safe side. “The injection of nitrogen is considered a precautionary measure,” said spokesman Hidehiko Nishiyama NISA.
ABC News and contributor to the president of the Ploughshares Fund, Circinione Joe told ABC News that a hydrogen explosion, while not expected, is not entirely out of the question.
“A new hydrogen explosion that could happen would be a failure of one of the fuel rods, the fuel tanks that could cause a fire and if so, could be a major release of radiation,” said Circinione
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