TEPCO: Spent fuel pool is now exposed to outside air at No. 4 reactor


Reuters, March 15, 2011 at 8:33 am EST:

TEPCO says the holes in the wall of the outer building at reactor 4 have left the spent nuclear fuel pool exposed to the outside air.

See also:

Nuclear Engineer: Far more radioactivity inside spent fuel ponds than in reactors — Could very well produce damage greater than Chernobyl

“Would be like Chernobyl on steroids” if spent fuel catches fire says nuclear engineer who works at identical plant — Each reactor holds 3,450 spent fuel assemblies

“Worse than a meltdown” says expert — “Spent nuclear fuel pool catches fire”: Japan Power Company

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