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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Reactor #3, cont...

Mar 13th, 2011 11:50pm CST
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We reported earlier on the possibility of serious danger at Fukushima reactor #3. There has been an explosion event but the core's containment structure is reportedly intact at this time.

Business Week reports:
"The vessel containing the radioactive core of Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima Daiichi No. 3 reactor is intact after a hydrogen explosion at 11:01am local time, Chief Cabinet Secretary Ykio Edano said. 

The possibility of a large radiation leak is very small, even as radiation levels at the reactor are rising, Edano, the government's main spokesman, said at a press conference. Tokyo Electric said one worker was injured and seven are missing after today's explosion at the station 220 kilometers (135miles) north of the Japanes capital."

International Business Times reports:
"Japanese officials had been injecting seawater into overheating nuclear reactors on Sunday, in an attempt to relieve pressure at the plant.

The number 3 reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 plant may have been deformed due to overheating, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said earlier in the day. He denied that there had been a "meltdown" at the plant."

However, Business Week just added this update, time-stamped 12:28 EDT:

"Tokyo Electric Power Co. said a meltdown is possible at its Fukushima Dai-Ichi No. 3 reactor where a hydrogen explosion occurred, injuring six workers."

Below is raw video of the event. I hesitate to post untranslated feeds, but this is the only footage available at this time.


  1. nader paul kucinich gravel mckinneyMarch 14, 2011 at 12:37 AM

    10 years of constant lies from US government,
    10 years of constant lies from controlled media

  2. It's incredibly frustrating trying to sort through all the conflicting reports. It DOES seem apparent that the anti-nuclear power scientists may have been correct and that sea-water was only going to make the reactor more unstable.

  3. I was in Stuttgart when Chernobyl blew, my then girlfriend was in Leningrad. I spent all my time reading the papers and listening to radio reports about it - quickly learned how contradictory all the reporting was, despite the supposed high standards of the German press. Never trusted the media since then. That's why we need blogs like this...Thank you.

  4. You are welcome. It is incredibly challenging trying to stay ahead of this.