“they may have lost the race” – Nuclear Safety Expert

Core on the floor?

“The radioactive core in a reactor at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant appears to have melted through the bottom of its containment vessel and on to a concrete floor below, experts say, raising fears of a major release of radiation at the site.

Richard Lahey, who has worked on the plant at Fukushima, told the Guardian officials seemed to have “lost the race” to save the reactor, but added that there was no danger of a Chernobyl-style catastrophe.”

via the Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/mar/29/japan-lost-race-save-nuclear-reactor

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