Dangerous Operation at Fukushima’s Reactor No. 4 Could Ignite “Atomic Chain Reaction”


Members of the media wearing protective suits and masks at Fukushima’s No.4 reactor, March 6, 2013 (AFP Photo/Issei Kato)

common dreams & World Chaos– Attempt to remove fuel rods from crippled building could cause “unprecedented” disaster. Threatening to trigger a new—and possibly more devastating—nuclear disaster than the original or ongoing one at the Fukishima plant in Japan, a risky plan to remove fuel rods from a damaged reactor building could unleash an “unprecedented” level of radiation, according to experts, if things go wrong.

According to reporting by Reuters, the radioactive material within the fuel rods slated for removal are equivalent to 14,000 times the amount released in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and the plan to move them “has never been attempted before on this scale.”

The 400 tons of highly irradiated spent fuel and other nuclear materials will be taken from the crippled building and moved to a safer location, but the manner of the operation should be put in serious doubt, say the experts.

“They are going to have difficulty in removing a significant number of the rods,” said Arnie Gundersen, a veteran U.S. nuclear engineer and director of Fairewinds Energy Education. The fuel rods are being stored in a cooling pool, but if a reaction begins, Gundersen expressed serious concern to Reuters about the company’s ability to respond.

“To jump to the conclusion that it is going to work just fine,” said Gundersen, “is quite a leap of logic.”

“There is a risk of an inadvertent criticality if the bundles are distorted and get too close to each other,” Gundersen continued.

“The problem with a fuel pool criticality is that you can’t stop it. There are no control rods to control it,” he said. “The spent fuel pool cooling system is designed only to remove decay heat, not heat from an ongoing nuclear reaction.”

Reuters also quoted from a recent independent report which stated, a “full release from the Unit-4 spent fuel pool, without any containment or control, could cause by far the most serious radiological disaster to date.”

The site’s operator Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has been mired in crisis ever since an earthquake and tsunami severely damaged the plant 2011. Most recently it was discovered that as much as 300 tons of “highly radioactive water” has been pouring into the Pacific Ocean on a daily basis from the plant, with no promising remedy offered by either the plant’s owner TEPCO or the Japanese government.

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4 replies

  1. I tried to warn people about Fukashima and the end times signs given by Master Y’shua and few listened – only one. It is said that no flesh would be left alive on earth except the time was shortened for His return. Another sign is ‘and winters will be severe’, found in the AENT original text that was removed from the Greek translations, along with His real name – which is not ‘Jesus’.


    Repentance is to turn back to do what God said, not to just stop doing something.
    Genesis 5 names prophecy: ‘Man is appointed mortal sorrow. The blessed God shall come down teaching, His death shall bring the despairing comfort, rest.’

    Repentance is to turn to do whatever He said. Acts 2:38, 39; Acts 3:22,23; Matt. 28.

  2. Additionally should a criticality event occur, some nuclear engineers believe it will likely provoke additional reactions in the other spent fuel pools on site. Some have claimed this could lead to an extinction level event in the northern hemisphere. To further cheer you up there are several reports of the ground on site turning into a quick sand like consistency that further threatens the buildings stability. Very, Very serious situation. Nuclear power is a most dangerous way to boil water, as Einstein once said. Pray for God’s protection from disaster. For more information I recommend youtube Dr. Helen Caldicott, Major General Albert Stubblebine, these are NOT conspiracy theorists, but scientifically trained experts.

  3. This is an ongoing crisis that is not anywhere near resolution. Additionally the support structure for the building is weakened, and corroding at an accelerated pace. Collapse would almost certainly cause a criticality, or nuclear explosion which would disperse this material in a widespread manner causing untold environmental damage. Recalling the mass fish and whale/dolphin death reports from a previous post, if I recall correctly virtually all occurred in the northern hemisphere. This is very quite possibly not coincidental. Pray for safe removal and no further disaster.

"If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14 God's call to the world! Are you ready?

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