Explosion heard at Japan nuclear plant — “High possibility of meltdown” for reactor No. 1: Government

Published: March 12th, 2011 at 3:03 am ET


Reuters, March 12, 2011 at 12:00 am EST:

FLASH: Explosion heard at TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi plant around 0630 GMT – media

ReutersFlash, March 12, 2011 at 2:50 am EST:

FLASH: #Japan nuclear authorities say high possibility of meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi No. 1 reactor – Jiji

Published: March 12th, 2011 at 3:03 am ET


Related Posts

  1. More serious than a meltdown — Japan Gov’t now raising possibility that fuel had a “melt through” at all 3 reactors June 7, 2011
  2. Strange: “Vertical earthquake” caused explosion at Reactor No. 1, says NRC report on Fukushima — Did not impact other units — Occurred March 12 at 1:36a ET March 7, 2012
  3. Gov’t report suggests situation “far worse” than meltdown — It “is the worst possibility in a nuclear accident” June 8, 2011
  4. Explosion at Reactor No. 1 reportedly caused by damage from quake: NRC February 9, 2012
  5. Gov’t Experts: Fukushima fuel rods were melting 75 minutes after tsunami; Reactor core not covered with water 10 minutes after power blackout — Worker: Before explosion, Unit 1 “filled with what looked like steam or dust… a series of large bangs… noise never heard before” (VIDEO) August 16, 2014

6 comments to Explosion heard at Japan nuclear plant — “High possibility of meltdown” for reactor No. 1: Government

  • WindorSolarPlease

    Just one of the reasons why I don’t like nuclear power.

    Are they, evacuating people in the area?

    These people have had enough.

  • Rico444

    woops “but not an explosion”. From last night:

    “However, Naoto Sekimura, a professor at the University of Tokyo, said a major radioactive disaster was unlikely.

    “No Chernobyl is possible at a light water reactor. Loss of coolant means a temperature rise, but it also will stop the reaction,” he said.

    “Even in the worst-case scenario, that would mean some radioactive leakage and equipment damage, but not an explosion. If venting is done carefully, there will be little leakage. Certainly not beyond the 3 km radius.”

    full article:

    • AustralianCannonball

      I think Naoto Sekimura was wrong!. So much for being a Professor at the university of Tokyo!.

      I knew it was bad and I work in Information Technology.

      • americancommntr

        The only thing the nuclear gangsters are using up faster than professors’ credibility is probably workers foolish enough to be involved in the cleanup.

  • xdrfox

    Earlier reports were they were letting steam out that was radioactive to keep pressure from rising in the reactor, meaning the pressure was getting to critical point and needed to be released, if pressure steam continues to build or heats up too rapidly it could produce and explosion because water heat/pressure becomes too much for containment dome to hold, like when a boiler can not hold the pressure that is too rapid and relief valve does not allow enough steam/pressure to escape to prevent and explosion. The water get hotter as the heat builds up due to surrounding water becoming hotter as the rods become hotter. A progressive anomaly with one predictable reaction in the end. … BOOM !

  • monkey99

    please pass this along as you drive by the disaster unfolding in japan.