Even Tepco admitted melt-out is occurring, Fukushima Diary, Nov. 30, 2011:
Tepco admitted melt-out is happening at reactor 1, 2, and 3.
Tepco’s ‘worst scenario’ via NHK:
Reactor No. 1
- All the fuel melted
- Broke through the pressure vessel
- Dropped onto containment vessel
- Melted fuel is around 65cm deep in the concrete
- There is only 37cm left of the container vessel
Reactor No. 2
- 57% of the fuel already melted-out to the container vessel.
Reactor No. 3
- 63% of the fuel already melted-out to the container vessel.
Tepco “still assert the situation is stable”.
SOURCE: NHK News, Nov. 30, 2011
No. 1 fuel 65cm melting water immersion
Accident at Tokyo Electric Power Co. Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, Unit 1 fuel meltdown occurred, the substantial fall in the amount of containment of the reactor by breaking the bottom of the steel melt the concrete bottom of the vessel estimated to be 65 inches maximum erosion has revealed the results of TEPCO.
Some fuel for Unit 2 and Unit 3 has been estimated that fall into the containment vessel, has again highlighted the seriousness of the accident.
Watch the nearly 3 minute video in Japanese here
Published: November 30th, 2011 at 9:39 am ET
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