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Wednesday, 30 November 2011

The fuel is melted and escaping into the concrete containment floor

A new study by the Ministry of Energy announced that the RPV of Reactor 1 has failed, and over 85% of . The institute used a computer program to estimate the damage to the fuel rods, and calculate the damaged state of the fuel.The hole in the bottom of the containment vessel at Unit 1 caused by the melted fuel is estimated to by 64 cm. The results are very serious, the fuel cladding was damaged within a few hours of the earthquake, and had already begun pooling at the bottom of the RPV within 7.5 hours

Source: NHK News

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