Friday, May 13, 2011

Keep Repeating.....

That's right, just keep on repeating, NOT AS BAD AS CHERNOBYL...NOT AS BAD AS CHERNOBYL...NOT AS BAD AS CHERNOBYL....
 So those reports of very high radioactive leaks, the ones TEPCO denied, were accurate if the reactor core was exposed. There was indeed a nuclear meltdown :
"...the fuel rods have slipped downward..."
uhh, that's kind of what happens when they melt.

Tokyo Electric Power Company says the No.1 reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is believed to be in a state of "meltdown".
The utility company said on Thursday that most of the fuel rods are likely to have melted and fallen to the bottom of the reactor. Earlier in the day, it found that the coolant water in the reactor is at a level which would completely expose nuclear fuel rods if they were in their normal position.
The company believes the melted fuel has cooled down, judging from the reactor's surface temperature.
But it suspects the meltdown created a hole or holes in the bottom of the reactor causing water to leak into the containment vessel.
It also suspects the water is leaking into the reactor building.
But don't worry - even thought it's reached Level 7, it's


ny edge said...

not surprising this story has fallen off the 15-second-attention- span news cycle -- not with the contents of bin Laden's medicine chest & petty political bickering to distract us....this shit is too scary to contemplate.
on an equally scary note, BP has started running ads on TV featuring "real" folks from Louisiana thanking BP for all their efforts to help the Gulf region & making it safe to eat the shellfish again!!!!

mud_rake said...

ny edge- exactly. And just imagine what FoxNews is running these days...