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Nuclear analyst Joe Cirincione, when asked about his “Best guess of how this ends”:
“My best guess is that there is going to be a bigger breach than we’ve already seen, and we suspect there are breaches in number two and number three reactors, and that there will be a bigger breach that will force the evacuation. and we’ll see, I think, at least two core meltdowns and possibly two, maybe more, pool fires. And it will end very, very badly. That’s what I actually think is going to happen.”
- Joseph Cirincione is the President of the Ploughshares Fund, a public grant-making foundation focused on nuclear weapons policy and conflict resolution. He had previously served as vice president for national security and international policy at the Center for American Progress in Washington, DC, and for eight years as the director for non-proliferation at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He is on the adjunct faculty of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, also a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Catastrophic Risk and the Global Agenda Council on Weapons of Mass Destruction. The World Affairs Councils of America in 2005 named him one of 500 people whose views have the most influence in shaping American foreign policy. He lectures around the world on nuclear policy and is widely published in the field with several books and over 300 articles to his credit. He tweets @Cirincione.