Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Fukushima Fuel Pools "survived the accident quite well"

Spent Fuel Pools in Japan Survived Disaster, Industry Notes - NYTimes.com

The task force also refrained from recommending changes in emergency planning zones, despite the embassy’s recommendation during the crisis for Americans to stay 50 miles away from Fukushima. In the United States, emergency evacuation planning is required within 10 miles of any reactor.

Mr. Fertel said the recommendation to evacuate to 50 miles “was based not on information, but on the lack thereof.’’

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