At Fukushima, the amount of long-lived, highly radioactive Cesium-137 is about 134 million curies — roughly 85 times the amount of Cs-137 released at the Chernobyl accident, as estimated by the U.S. National Council on Radiation Protection (NCRP).
“If an earthquake or other event were to cause this Unit 4 pool to drain, this could result in a catastrophic radiological fire involving nearly 10 times the amount of Cs-137 released by the Chernobyl accident.”
- Robert Alvarez, Senior Scholar, Inst. for Policy StudiesReturn to Part 1. April 8, 2012 Fukushima, Japan - Japan’s former Ambassador to Switzerland, Mr. Mitsuhei Murata, was invited to speak about the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster at a public hearing of the Budgetary Committee of the House of Councilors on March 22, 2012.
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