Monday, March 14, 2011

Japan's nightmare gets even WORSE: All THREE damaged nuclear reactors now in 'meltdown' at tsunami-hit power station

* Fuel rods appear to be melting inside three over-heating reactors
* Experts class development as 'partial meltdown'
* Japan calls for U.S. help cooling the reactor
* 180,000 people have been evacuated amid meltdown fears

The Japanese nuclear reactor hit by the tsunami went into 'meltdown' today, as officials admitted that fuel rods appear to be melting inside three damaged reactors.

There is a risk that molten nuclear fuel can melt through the reactor's safety barriers and cause a serious radiation leak.

There have already been explosions inside two over-heating reactors at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, and the fuel rods inside a third were partially exposed as engineers desperately fight to keep them cool after the tsunami knocked out systems.
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Ingemar said...

Meanwhile, Bartholomew I uses this disaster to put on his "Byzantine Al Gore" hat--

I don't believe this. HAH recently survived an assassination attempt. Does he not have better things to do than blame technology for all of mankind's ills?

Anonymous said...

Yes, because it's such a horrible, horrible thing to speak out against nuclear energy, since we are now seeing the lives of close to 200,000 people being ruined. And the fact that this is at a nuclear facility that is so far beyond Chernobyl in safety and construction makes it even more pertinent to start talking about the dangers of nuclear energy, seeing as even the safest plants are susceptible to failure given the proper circumstances.
So, Ingemar, what are some "better things" that he could be doing?