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Posted May 25, 2011
Interview with Arjun Makhijani, president of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, conducted by Scott Harris
The Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, admitted last week that the three failed reactors they operate at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant complex have melted down. According to the utility company, nuclear reactor Units 1, 2 and 3, which lost their cooling systems in the aftermath of the March 11 earthquake-triggered tsunami, have had their fuel rods melt, transformed into a highly radioactive molten mass and settled to the bottom of the reactor’s containment vessels. There are indications that some of the super-heated uranium fuel has melted through Unit 1's reactor steel container and reached a second protective layer made of concrete.
TEPCO’s announcement has confirmed what many scientists believed to have occurred weeks ago after hydrogen explosions severely damaged three of Fukushima’s reactor buildings. There is growing suspicion that the utility and Japanese government have been less than transparent on reporting all they knew about the crisis and the danger to human health resulting from radiation exposure.
A New York Times article examining the failure of emergency vents designed to prevent hydrogen explosions at the Fukushima reactors said that a scientist had warned the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission five years ago about the flawed system, yet no action was taken. There are 23 U.S. nuclear reactors that currently use this same defective venting system. Between The Lines’ Scott Harris spoke with Arjun Makhijani, president of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research. He discusses the extraordinary challenges facing the Japanese to control Fukushima’s triple meltdown – and his recommendation that the U.S and other governments should begin phasing out the nuclear power industry.
Download a free copy of Arjun Makhijani's book titled, “Carbon-Free and Nuclear-Free: A Roadmap for U.S. Energy Policy” here.