NHK: Suppression chamber “may have been destroyed” at Reactor No. 2 (VIDEO)

Published: March 28th, 2012 at 5:04 am ET
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Title: Lethal radiation detected inside Fukushima reactor
Source: NHK
Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 11:13 +0900 (JST)

Tokyo Electric Power Company has detected extremely high levels of radiation inside one of the crippled reactors of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. [...]

SOURCE: Asahi

It says radiation levels increased as the dosimeter was lowered inside the reactor. This suggests the nuclear fuel melted down and collected at the bottom of the vessel.

The utility also learned the water level inside the vessel was only 60 centimeters, compared to the original estimate of about 3 meters.

TEPCO suspects the suppression chamber at the bottom of the vessel may have been destroyed. [...]

Read the report here

Only last week Tepco and the media were saying something quite different: No cracks or strains seen in suppression chamber of No. 2 reactor at Fukushima plant – The Mainichi Daily News

Published: March 28th, 2012 at 5:04 am ET
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