Japan Nuclear Crisis: Hole in Reactor May Be Cause of Water Level Drop, Officials Say

A hole in reactor one of the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant may be behind a dramatic drop in water levels inside the pressure vessel, operator Tokyo Electric Power Company said Thursday. TEPCO officials said the amount of water inside the vessel was much lower than previously thought, fully exposing the fuel rods and melting them. The pressure and temperature inside held steady, an indication that the fuel rods were now being cooled in water at the bottom of the vessel, TEPCO said. The latest...Full Story
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