Announcement of “Cold Shutdown” of Fukushima Reactors Is Based On a Political Decision, Not Science


  • Announcement of “Cold Shutdown” of Fukushima Reactors Is Based On a Political Decision, Not Science

    If The Reactors Are “Cold”, It May Be Because Most of the Hot Radioactive Fuel Has Leaked Out

    The Japanese Government and Tepco say that they have achieved a “cold shutdown” of Fukushima nuclear reactors. Specifically, they claim that the water inside the reactors is now below the boiling point.

    In reality, no one knows what’s really going on inside the reactors.

    A representative of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission says it doesn’t know what’s going on inside the reactors (video at link).

    NHK reports:

    At Reactor No. 1 they believe most of the molten fuel has fallen from the pressure vessel to the bottom of the containment vessel where there is no thermometer

    Source: washingtonsblog.com