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‘Situation at Fukushima Out of Control’: All Three Reactors Have Likely Melted Down, Melted Core Outside Containment Vessel No. 1


“Data shows meltdowns occurred at the No. 2 and No. 3 reactors of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, creating huge problems for the plant operator that had presented a more optimistic scenario.

And like the No. 1 reactor, the melted fuel appears to have created holes in the pressure vessel of the No. 3 reactor, according to the data of Tokyo Electric Power Co. released May 16.

Goshi Hosono, special adviser to Prime Minister Naoto Kan, acknowledged the likelihood of meltdowns at the No. 2 and No. 3 reactors.

‘We have to assume that meltdowns have taken place,’ Hosono said at a news conference May 16.”  Read more.

“Situation at Fukushima out of control” – The situation at the Fukushima plant is currently out of control, says Professor Christopher Busby from the European Committee on Radiation Risks, who gave RT his insight into the recent developments in Japan. ‘Of course, it’s time for the Japanese government to take control. But having said that, it’s very hard to know how you could take control of the situation. The situation is essentially out of control,’ … ‘I believe personally that it’s a global problem – and not the Japanese government’s problem only,’ he added.” Read more.

Hiroaki Koide of Kyoto University: ‘Melted Core Outside the Containment Vessel’ – “Hiroaki Koide of Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute is quoted by Mainichi Shinbun as saying that the melted core of the Reactor 1 is not just out of the Reactor Pressure Vessel but out of the Containment Vessel.”  Read more.

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