As part of a presentation in Kansai, Japan on May 12th 2012, Maggie and Arnie Gundersen of Fairewinds Energy Education answered specific questions asked by symposium organizers regarding the condition of the spent fuel pool at Fukushima Daiichi Unit 4. Fairewinds analyzes the explosion at Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3. Also, Arnie discusses what the future may hold for Japan if it chooses a path without nuclear power.
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- Radioactive noble gas clouds to the Pacific Northwest that are much worse than we ever anticipated to have been released
- Iodine and Cesium seem to be roughly on the same level as the releases from Chernobyl
- When we compare... the total releases at Fukushima likely higher than Chernobyl
- The important take away here is the releases from Fukushima are at least as serious, if not more so, than Chernobyl