Fukushima fuel rods eating through solid concrete, ABC (Australia) by Mark Willacy, Updated December 02, 2011:
Molten fuel rods at the Fukushima nuclear plant may have eaten two-thirds of the way through a concrete containment base, the plant’s operator says. [...]
Simulations predict the molten fuel has eaten through 65 centimetres of concrete in a containment base below, stopping just 37 centimetres short of an outer steel casing. [...]
The operator’s assessment comes about six months after international nuclear experts warned that molten fuel could eat through containment vessels below the reactors.
Published: December 1st, 2011 at 5:31 pm ET