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Greater than Expected Damage Seen at Japan Reactor


By MARI YAMAGUCHI – “TOKYO (AP) — One of the reactor cores at Japan’s crippled nuclear power plant has been damaged more severely than originally thought, officials said Thursday, in a serious setback for efforts to stabilize the radiation-leaking complex.

The new findings followed repairs to monitoring equipment, which also showed that the water level in the core of Unit 1 at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant is much lower than previously thought, totally exposing remaining fuel rods and pointing to a greater-than-expected leak in the chamber.”  Read more.


DAMAGED JAPANESE POWER STATION HAS NEW RADIOACTIVE LEAK – “(AGI) Tokyo – Reactor 3 at the damaged Fukushima nuclear power station is leaking, a TEPCo spokesman announced. It is not confirmed whether the radioactive water has gone from the holding tank into the ocean. TEPCO, the company that manages the power station, is conducting tests. A similar leak happened last month at Reactor 2 and was plugged with a mixture.” Source.

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