A few posts above, I was talking about worry surrounding some spent fuel rods in a pool that had been damaged by the accident. Though they are "spent" they presented the biggest threat and likely caused the bulk of the radiation leaked into the environment. There was a lot of scary talk about what could happen if another earthquake knocked the supposedly shaky pool over. This was/is the number one concern for a larger scale impact. Well, in actuality, the cleanup for this has gone quite well, and 62 percent of the rods they were so worried about have been removed (I have been watching this here.
So the biggest risk looks to be contained. The melted down reactors as scary as they were, are not the same threat level, but of course getting in there and cleaning that all up will be an unprecedented feat of engineering and take decades.
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