Japan confirms “full meltdown” at all 3 reactors

Published: June 6th, 2011 at 6:52 pm ET
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3 nuclear reactors melted down after quake, Japan confirms, CNN, June 6, 2011:

Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant experienced full meltdowns at three reactors in the wake of an earthquake and tsunami in March, the country’s Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters said Monday.

The nuclear group’s new evaluation, released Monday, goes further than previous statements in describing the extent of the damage caused by an earthquake and tsunami on March 11. [...]

Reactors 1, 2 and 3 experienced a full meltdown, it said.

The plant’s owner, Tokyo Electric Power Co., admitted last month that nuclear fuel rods in reactors 2 and 3 probably melted during the first week of the nuclear crisis. [...]

Published: June 6th, 2011 at 6:52 pm ET
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