I guess this means No. 4 is melting down as we speak, right?

Tokyo (CNN) — Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant experienced full meltdowns at three reactors in the wake of an earthquake and tsunami in March, the country’s Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters said Monday.

The nuclear group’s new evaluation, released Monday, goes further than previous statements in describing the extent of the damage caused by an earthquake and tsunami on March 11.

The announcement will not change plans for how to stabilize the Fukushima Daiichi plant, the agency said.

Reactors 1, 2 and 3 experienced a full meltdown, it said.

3 thoughts on “Gee

  1. And the owners were saying, No, no, we can salvage this, as the reactors reached complete meltdown. But the government said no.
    Maybe Obama could take some lessons here.

  2. I don’t know that it matters. Maybe it’s too late. As AZ burns, the sky here in the west is red-orange. Like a freakin’ end-o-days movie.

  3. Reactor 4 won’t melt down because it was already shut down and the fuel rods removed and put into storage. HOWEVER the building housing reactor 4 and the fuel rods has been severely damaged, is leaning and could collapse. Or the roof could get blown off in a typhoon. In that case the rods would be exposed to the environment and could loose the cooling water that is keeping them from bursting into flame. If any of that happens we might feel it on the west coast of the USA.

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