Spent fuel pool never dry at Fukushima’s Unit 4

Early fears that all the water was gone from a spent fuel pool at the stricken nuclear complex in Japan were unfounded, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Wednesday.

Newly obtained video shows that the spent fuel pool at Unit 4 at the Fukushima Dai-ichi complex probably did not go dry, as NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko had insisted in March, the NRC said.Japanese officials had denied Jaczkos claim, which was based on information from NRC staff and other experts who went to Japan after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

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