One of his remarks regarding Fukushima, a prediction that a second earthquake hitting the nuclear facility would mean the evacuation of North America's entire west coast — went viral:
"I have seen a paper which says that if, in fact, the fourth (nuclear) plant goes under in an earthquake and those (fuel) rods are exposed, it's bye-bye Japan and everybody on the West Coast of North America should evacuate," he said, citing the 2013 World Nuclear Industry Status Report. "If that isn't terrifying, I don't know what is."
The actual 140-page report, however, has no mention of evacuating the west coast.
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