Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tepco confirms extra partial fuel rod meltdown at plant

"Based on our analysis, we have reached the conclusion that a certain amount of nuclear fuel has melted down,"

At least they finally admit to what everyone has already known.

Now what is the extent of these "Partial Meltdowns" that is the bigger question.

Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) has confirmed the meltdown of extra fuel rods in reactors at its damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant.

The company said that the rods were in its Number 2 and Number 3 reactors.

Tepco has been trying to contain radiation from the plant, crippled by the 11 March earthquake and tsunami.

The company said that it planned to stick to its timetable of getting the radiation under control by January.

Tepco's announcement came on the same day that a team from the United Nations' atomic watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), kicked off a visit in Japan.

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