Title: Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi ET Audio File
Source: Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Date: March 12, 2011
MR. VIRGILIO: We also saw a very confusing message email from Japan that OIP got.
CHAIRMAN JACZKO: Okay.
MR. VIRGILIO: Which talked about the same explosion, saying that they still had containment.
CHAIRMAN JACZKO: Well, I forwarded you one that I got from DOE, which it may make a little bit more sense, and it indicates that it was result that the after-shock, that they did, in fact, have a hydrogen explosion in the reactor building.
Published: February 27th, 2012 at 8:25 am ET
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