This horrifying video footage shows just how dire the situation in Fukushima still is, 13 months after the earthquake and tsunami.
The temporary support structure helping to support SFP #4 is at 4:00. The support provided by that temporary structure – which could easily fail in the event of even a moderate earthquake – is all that stands between humanity and the ingredients for an ‘extinction-level’ event. White sheets can be seen covering the completely exposed fuel pool as rain begins to fall, at 6:00.
As IntelHub has reported, The worst-case scenario drawn up by the government includes not only the collapse of the No. 4 reactor pool, but also the disintegration of spent-fuel rods from all the plant’s other reactors.
The wall of the south side is falling apart at reactor No. 4 and Dr. Helen Caldicott said she would evacuate her family from Boston if it did.
Consolo says, “If this pool collapses, as Senator Wyden is now saying too, we would face a mass extinction event from the release of radiation in those rods. This may be the most important thing you ever pay attention to for the sake of your family, friends, your neighbors, every one you know and meet, all of humanity.”
This video of building #4 was taken when the deputy minister of the Cabinet Office visited the plant on April 24, 2012. He went inside the reactor building to inspect the support structure for the Spent Fuel Pool, and went up to the operation floor to view the SFP.