“Nuclear meltdown at Fukushima” — TEPCO worried fuel burned a hole through bottom of containment vessel

Published: May 12th, 2011 at 10:10 am ET
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Nuclear meltdown at Fukushima plant, Telegraph, May 12, 2011:

One of the reactors at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi power plant did suffer a nuclear meltdown, Japanese officials admitted for the first time today, describing a pool of molten fuel at the bottom of the reactor’s containment vessel.

[..] Now the company is worried that the molten pool of radioactive fuel may have burned a hole through the bottom of the containment vessel, causing water to leak.

“We will have to revise our plans,” said Junichi Matsumoto, a spokesman for Tepco. “We cannot deny the possibility that a hole in the pressure vessel caused water to leak”.

Tepco has not clarified what other barriers there are to stop radioactive fuel leaking if the steel containment vessel has been breached. Greenpeace said the situation could escalate rapidly if “the lava melts through the vessel”.

Published: May 12th, 2011 at 10:10 am ET
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41 comments to “Nuclear meltdown at Fukushima” — TEPCO worried fuel burned a hole through bottom of containment vessel

    • radegan

      ONE of the reactors? WHICH ONE?! Ask that Parliament member if she knew about this – and does she still think everything is almost ok?

  • Heart of the Rose

    Not all at once..first chaos.
    So heads up..”they” are not standing around in panic and horror.
    We have to fight.
    Information is power… push back!
    False flag..from the top…
    http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/05/04/top-us-government-insider-bin-laden-died-in-2001-911-a-false-flag/

  • Ben

    One of the most bizarre things in this whole mess is that only TEPCO is allowed to measure and report the radiation in the ocean near the plant. And only TEPCO is in charge of trying to handle a situation that is so clearly beyond their capabilities. Both web cams have been turned off. Last I saw live was a thick, low, black cloud covering the plant at 6 pm Japan time. What we don’t see won’t hurt us.

    • Totally agree, if they cannot run them properly in the first place then how can you expect them to resolve a crisis? If they didn’t plan for things properly then how can they possibly have the knowledge to dig deeper for solutions?

    • aptos

      Sounds like The Wizard Of Oz is in charge.Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.

  • Heart of the Rose

    This group is completely sociopath..to the point of self ruin.
    Like children they will do anything ..not to get caught.

    • xdrfox

      Furthermore, criticism of dysfunction at the Nuclear Safety Commission, the paucity of information on the crisis provided to the international community, and the slow reaction to the accident by the government and nuclear plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) has been made following the accident…
      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/news/20110512p2a00m0na009000c.html

      • Heart of the Rose

        Wowser..a huge conspiracy fest…
        An investigative committee…
        Neat..
        Next a study on the health effects..
        Then some pittance for the victims..
        A little photoshop ofwork well done for “closure”
        And the cry of CONSPIRACY when the people raise the flag of truth.
        Same MO…getting a little predictable.

        • xdrfox

          Sounds just like the solution to the GOM catastrophe, doesn’t it, more comities and study groups to mark the devastating results !

    • Moco

      Sociopatic behavior?
      There are smart people and all can’t be so self destructive, can they?
      Those who resist must get a woopass of psyops or something. Otherwise we would of extincted ourselves, long ago.
      Hope they have the gadget to make you feel great when you are dying. Oh, that’s right heroin, and why they are in afganifstan to harvest the last crops for us to be “high” on the way out.

  • Heart of the Rose

    They are cowards..and cowards can be very dangerous.

    • I agree, so can desperate people who believe they have nothing to lose. Reality is that most Japanese people at this time probably care more about their survival than anyone else’s – not being mean but just realistic.

      • Heart of the Rose

        All countries lie to the other to save face.
        It’s another to lie to one’s own people.
        Treason..genocide…crimes against humanity.
        It can’t go unchecked.

  • Heart of the Rose

    So rich cats… it got out of hand..you sweating on those linen collars…gas mask in hand?..thanks alot ..morons…

  • a spokesman for Tepco. “We cannot deny the possibility that a hole in the pressure vessel caused water to leak”.

    Personally, I HATE when they use “We cannot deny….” Which sounds like they are not telling the whole truth to me. They never just say “We confirm that…” which to me sounds more like just coming clean and being accountable. Maybe it’s just me being picky?

  • It’s not just you Anthony,…those words,…”“We cannot deny”, stuck out like a SORE THUMB to me too!

    • Thank God!!! It sounds like they come from a place which starts with denial… it is just weird and they FREQUENTLY seem to do it. It also happened with the accelerators sticking – I remember how it sounded like they were guilty of something as people slammed into trees at 60 MPH.

  • Pu239

    Language is one of the first casualties of war.

  • So Reactor 1 goes nuclear and completely blows up causing Reactor 4, the leaning building, to topple to the ground and also totally spew? Once these dominoes start, they won’t be able to manually water the other buildings anymore causing MORE full meltdowns. How can it turn out any different?

  • Unprecedented: “Without previous instance; never before known or experienced;unexampled or unparalleled: an unprecedented event.”

    ‘We’ may know somethings about cesium, xenon, mox fuel, plutonium, uranium,….internal, external, long half-life or short—NO ONE knows ANYTHING about what this ABOMINABLE COCKTAIL does in layer upon layer!
    Only the good Lord knows and can do anything.
    Let us place our faith and hope there, Yes? 🙂

  • Just saw this …. Low reactor water level may have caused fuel rods to melt

    http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/05/12/japan.nuclear.reactors/index.html?hpt=T2

  • Heart of the Rose

    A “candy” article by CNN.

    • ocifferdave

      Have you noticed that any article on CNN and Fox that talks about Fukushima either doesn’t have a comments section or they remove it after people start posting (at least after I post a comment saying search “enenews” to get good updates on fukushima).

  • Hmm never ran across this before:
    Japanese PM slammed by wife in new bookhttp://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/07/23/japan.first.lady.book/?iref=obinsite

  • xdrfox

    WOW ! in the MSM online !
    More-than-expected damage found at Japan reactor
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110512/ap_on_re_as/as_japan_earthquake

  • Lill

    @ xdrfox may i please contact you? (sorry to be off-topic, but it kinda relates. i think i just went pale.)

    • xdrfox

      Lill
      my handle
      @Yahoo.com

    • xdrfox

      You OK,

      : |

    • Lill

      yah, sorta. i sent you 2 emails; i screwed up and forgot to attach the original file in the first one. yah, i’ll be okie, just a tad shaky right now. need coffee, maybe a beer, hah, if i had one, lol.

      • xdrfox

        original file from disc, nothing on it other then header of date & time, not old !??

      • xdrfox

        How can I help you with this ?

        • Lill

          i do not know what happened, i tried resending it to you just now. maybe they dont attach to email from a diskette? i saved the file from my diskette to hard drive and tried to attach it again to email from both the diskette and the hard drive, i’m hoping the file goes through this time. i’ll email it to myself, maybe i can see from that what i’m goofing up. also, gmail’s acting funky with me today too. i’m sorry for messing it up, i’m not all that good with computers.

          wait, ‘not old’? i dont understand.. what’s not old?

  • HardLeft

    Yeah, but last I checked, the LiveCam is still offline, and has been since last night.

    This has gotta be really bad.

    It is true that more people seem to be concerned about the controlled information. Even friends who are skeptical about the magnitude of the disaster are now telling me, “Well, it is strange there is almost no coverage in the MSM.”

  • tony wilson

    ok guys these filthy scumbags are finally fessing up…
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/13_03.html