Skip to comments.Japan: Meltdown may have occurred also at Nos. 2, 3 reactors (belated confession)
Posted on 05/16/2011 6:44:35 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
Meltdown may have occurred also at Nos. 2, 3 reactors
TOKYO, May 16, Kyodo
An adviser to Prime Minister Naoto Kan said Monday that the operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant had failed to inject water into the Nos. 2 and 3 reactors for more than six hours after the March 11 massive earthquake and ensuing tsunami.
Goshi Hosono, tasked with handling the nuclear crisis, said at a press conference that Tokyo Electric Power Co. had not been able to cool down the reactors' cores due to loss of external power for a long time after the quake, acknowledging that fuel in the vessels might have largely melted ''in the worst-case scenario.''
But he added the utility, known as TEPCO, has been succeeding in preventing the reactor's fuel from overheating so far and reiterated the government will stick to the timetable set by the firm, which announced April 17 it aims to bring the crisis there under control in six to nine months.
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I’m afraid we’re going to keep hearing these type of belated reports from TEPCO.
That is pretty much a sure thing.
I don’t understand how they can possibly ‘stick to the time table’ , especially as it takes them so long to take any action in the first place
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