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Japanese Officials Admit That Fukushima Suffered Nuclear Meltdown

Posted By admin On May 12, 2011 @ 10:12 am In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled

Julian Ryall
London Telegraph [1]
Thursday, May 12, 2011

RELATED: Tepco: Fukushima Fuel Rods Are Fully Exposed [2]

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.

Engineers from the Tokyo Electric Power company (Tepco) entered the No.1 reactor at the end of last week for the first time and saw the top five feet or so of the core’s 13ft-long fuel rods had been exposed to the air and melted down.

Previously, Tepco believed that the core of the reactor was submerged in enough water to keep it stable and that only 55 per cent of the core had been damaged.

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.

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[1] London Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/8509502/Nuclear-meltdown-at-Fukushima-plant.html

[2] Tepco: Fukushima Fuel Rods Are Fully Exposed : http://www.prisonplanet.com../tepco-fukushima-fuel-rods-are-fully-exposed.html

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[5] Fukushima nuclear plant may have suffered ‘melt-through’, Japan admits: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fukushima-nuclear-plant-may-have-suffered-melt-through-japan-admits.html

[6] TEPCO: Just 60cm of water in Fukushima reactor: http://www.prisonplanet.com/tepco-just-60cm-of-water-in-fukushima-reactor.html

[7] Rising temperatures at Fukushima raise questions over stability of nuclear plant: http://www.prisonplanet.com/rising-temperatures-at-fukushima-raise-questions-over-stability-of-nuclear-plant.html

[8] TEPCO admits nuclear meltdown occurred at Fukushima reactor 16 hours after quake: http://www.prisonplanet.com/tepco-admits-nuclear-meltdown-occurred-at-fukushima-reactor-16-hours-after-quake.html

[9] Tepco: Fukushima Fuel Rods Are Fully Exposed: http://www.prisonplanet.com/tepco-fukushima-fuel-rods-are-fully-exposed.html

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