Sunday, November 13, 2011

JOURNALISTS VISIT FUKUSHIMA


Both the New York Times and The Guardian have accounts

Japan's Fukushima plant opened to journalists
Conditions inside stricken nuclear facility 'grim and shambolic', according to firsthand reports

Sights and Sounds on the Grounds of a Nuclear Disaster By MARTIN FACKLER

Here is an excerpt from The Guardian
"Nobody knows where exactly the fuel is, or in what condition," he said. "The reactors will have to be entombed in a sarcophagus, with metal plates inserted underneath to keep it watertight. But within 25 to 30 years, when the cement starts decaying, that will have to be entombed in another layer of cement. It's just like Russian Matryoshka dolls, one inside the other."

Four of the six reactors at Fukushima were badly damaged by the tsunami.

Majia Here: However, Fukushima Diary and Enenews are running stories suggesting that reactors 5 and 6 were also damaged and may have also meltdown.

Fukushina Diary: Reactors 5 and 5 Had Criticality as Well

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