July 3, 2013

Fukushima Japan Reactor 1 in Meltdown

NHK and Zero Hedge are reporting that the Reactor #1 at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan is in  state of meltdown.


While the situation at the Fukushima nuclear plant has been dire since the massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, 2011, that it has released a lot of radiation – it has never been a true meltdown until today.

Fukushima Daiichi Japan Nuclear Meltdown

Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan is in a state of meltdown according to NHK. Image credit: www.digitalglobe.com

What does meltdown mean in this situation?  Well it’s not good.  Basically the fuel rods are fully exposed, and have subsequently dropped to the bottom of the reactor.

When this happened exactly, is anyone’s guess – as the disclosures and credible information that have been coming from TEPCO and the Japanese goverment have been suspect at each step of the way – with regards to the timing and fullness of disclosure.

NHK Link about meltdown.

Zero Hedge Link about meltdown.