By Phred Dvorak
Just how dangerous is the situation at Japan’s crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant? Very,
according to U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, a senior member of the Senate’s
energy committee who toured the plant earlier this month.Another big earthquake or tsunami could send Fukushima Daiichi’s fragile reactor buildings tumbling down, resulting in “an even greater
release of radiation than the initial accident,” Mr. Wyden warned in a Monday letter to Japanese Ambassador to the U.S. Ichiro Fujisaki.
In particular, Japan isn’t moving fast enough to remove dangerous nuclear-fuel rods from the reactors, and the U.S. should offer its help to speed things along, Mr. Wyden urged, in letters to Ambassador
Fujisaki, as well as U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko.
Yoshikazu Nagai, a
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