Melted Fuel at Fukushima May Have Leaked Through, Yomiuri Says, Bloomberg by Go Onomitsu, June 7, 2011:
[...] The Japanese government will submit a report to the International Atomic Energy Agency that raises the possibility the fuel dropped through the bottom of the pressure vessels [of the Nos. 1 to 3 reactors], a situation described as a “melt through” and considered more serious than a “meltdown,” [...]
Nuclear fuel, the possibility of penetrating the pressure vessel to a report by the government, Yomiuri Shimbun, June 07, 2011:
For Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident TEPCO and the government International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) revealed that 07 of the report submitted to the whole picture.
The report – a damaged nuclear fuel is leaking from the bottom of the molten reactor pressure vessel of Unit 3, noted the possibility that accumulated in the containment.
Symptoms may fall through the containment of nuclear fuel melted the “Merutosuru” (through the reactor) is called “meltdown” (meltdown) above worst event. In the bottom of the pressure vessel so far, including damage control rod penetrations, including contaminated water that spilled high levels of radioactive material had been disclosed, admitted the possibility of a government official Merutosuru for the first time.
The report is a vertical organization of government nuclear safety regulation, was found to be responsible for maintaining the uncertain safety of the people, will be independent of the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, including the Nuclear Safety Commission and to, also announced a fundamental review of policy regime.
Published: June 7th, 2011 at 5:41 am ET