Rapid meltdown happened at Reactors No. 2 and 3 — Indicated by black smoke at No. 3

“Huge Problems”: All parts of fuel rods appear to have melted at all 3 reactors admits TEPCO

Meltdowns also likely occurred at No. 2, No. 3 reactors of Fukushima plant, Asahi Shinbun, May 18, 2011

Molten fuel bore a hole at bottom of Containment Vessel at Reactor No. 1– Pressure Vessel is “completely broken” says Kyoto U. nuclear professor

“There have been nuclear explosions” — “Ongoing nuclear reaction taking place now” (VIDEO)

“Situation at Fukushima out of control”, Russia Today, May 17, 2011

Melting of nuclear fuel at Reactors No. 2 and 3 “extensive if not complete” — “Far more dire than previously recognized”

BBC: “Melted floor” at Reactor No. 1 — Damage “far more severe than initially thought”

Scientists ‘interested’ in learning more about Technetium-99 releases from Fukushima

Reactor No.1′s fuel rods “completely melted” admits TEPCO

Time.com: China Syndrome “might just have happened at Fukushima” — Molten fuel may have “melted through everything into the earth”

WSJ says “meltdown” at Reactors No. 2 and 3

Cores Damaged at Three Reactors, Wall Street Journal, May 16, 2011 at 3:03 pm EDT

Tepco says fuel in Reactors No. 2 and 3 may have melted — Announcement about the two reactors “will be made later”

Reactor No. 1 core had total meltdown and uranium fuel may be outside containment building — Nuclear reaction could have restarted

Cesium found near drainage gates at Reactors No. 5 and 6

Japan extends exclusion zone around Fukushima — “Authorities aren’t willing to let people stay any longer”

Melted fuel in No. 1 reactor NOT covered with water

TEPCO: Fuel rods partially exposed above water, NHK, May 16, 2011

TEPCO trying to “prevent re-criticality” at Reactor No. 3 — Temperature soaring in pressure vessel, up over 100°F in 24 hours even after increasing water injection

Unit 3 boric acid injection, to prevent re-criticality is also the No. 1.2, Yomiuri Shinbun, May 15, 2011

Quake, not tsunami, may have caused damage that led to meltdown — Within 16 hours, No. 1 reactor core melted and made a hole in pressure vessel

Key facilities in Fukushima plant could have collapsed before tsunami: report, Xinhua, May 15, 2011

Two other reactors have serious core damage — Indicates there are holes in bottom of vessels at No. 2 and 3

Highly radioactive substances detected in Tokyo — Higher than what was found near Fukushima plant

Arirang (Korea’s Global TV), May 15, 2011

TEPCO: Years needed to remove damaged nuclear fuel (VIDEO)

Private testing finds high concentration of Plutonium in soil over 30 miles from Fukushima — “Very high radiation that is very different to what the gov’t released”

Highest Yet: 2 Sieverts per hour detected in No. 1 reactor building on May 13