NYTimes: Broken pieces of nuclear fuel rods found outside Fukushima Reactor No. 2, says nuke executive — Covered up by bulldozers

Published: April 7th, 2011 at 9:33 pm ET
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Title: Japan Is Struck by Powerful Aftershock
Source: New York Times
Authors: HIROKO TABUCHI and ANDREW POLLACK
Date: April 7, 2011

[...] Flashes of extremely intense radioactivity have become a serious problem, [a western nuclear executive who spoke on the condition of anonymity to protect business connections in Japan] said. Tokyo Electric’s difficulties in providing accurate information on radiation are not a result of software problems, as some Japanese officials have suggested, but stem from damage to measurement instruments caused by radiation, the executive said.

Broken pieces of fuel rods have been found outside of Reactor No. 2, and are now being covered with bulldozers, he said. The pieces may be from rods in the spent-fuel pools that were flung out by hydrogen explosions. [...]

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Published: April 7th, 2011 at 9:33 pm ET
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