Nuclear fuel at Reactor No. 1 melted after “full exposure”

Published: May 12th, 2011 at 9:50 am ET


Nuclear fuel at Fukushima No. 1 unit melted after full exposure, Kyodo, May 12, 2011:

Water inside the troubled No. 1 reactor of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was at an unexpectedly low level, not enough to cover the nuclear fuel, hinting that a large part of the fuel melted after being fully exposed, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Thursday based on data obtained by adjusted gauges. […]

[T]he latest finding on the situation inside the unit […] suggests that a significant amount of the water injected into the reactor core to keep the fuel cool as an emergency measure was leaking out to the primary container.

Published: May 12th, 2011 at 9:50 am ET


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12 comments to Nuclear fuel at Reactor No. 1 melted after “full exposure”

  • norral

    heres a link to a japanese politician one of the few who has anything relevant to say about what the heck is happening

    • “If we show everything, people will get confused.” rings very true. Telling a half truth is a form of lying in my world and most people I know.

    • anne

      The conditions she is reporting about in each of the reactors is not the current situation.

      • I WISH she was reporting on the situation, I at least believe her! And besides, she said Japan needs to sincerely apologize to the world and consult their neighbors first … which is what Japan should have done itself.

  • Wow terrific link and video – thanks! I heard her say they had 160000 quakes since 311 – did she mean to say 1600?

  • Heart of the Rose

    Apologies are nice..forewarning is better!

  • Heart of the Rose

    Forewarning are better…grrr

  • Heart of the Rose

    Not getting it right this morning.
    Pleasant formalities are simply not good enough.. for radiation poisoning.

  • Corporate Lies

    The down playing of the Fukushima disaster from day one has nothing to do with reducing public panic.

    Its about limiting liabilities to TEPCO, the Japanese government, the health of stock market, the future of the nuclear power industry etc.,

    If you were living near or in the Fukushima prefecture would you prefer the WHOLE truth or a watered down version?

    How do they expect people to make sound decisions for themselves and their families?

    The Media in Australia has totally whote washed the disaster from its radar – and we dont even how a nuclear power industry to defend.

    I suspect the news will only get worse from here onwards

    I feel very sorry for the Japanese people a that moment

    Think about what it would be like to live there – what to eat and drink, what not to eat and drink.

    Shall I continue breathing the air?

  • I hate to tell you this,…but California, Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Canada,.. etc,…..should ALREADY be asking those questions!