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Archive #3 : Reactor Number 4 reignited? (scrubbed) Kimberley Edwars March 15, 2011

Fukushima, Japan (NEWSTABULOUS) – The 4th Nuclear Reactor was reportedly on fire at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan yesterday, March 14th.

Radiation was spewing out of control into the atmosphere. Fuel rods being held in storage pools, where the water had started to boil and subsequently evaporate, leaving a shortage of water to keep these fuel rods adequately cooled. Apparently, it is too dangerous for plant personnel to approach these pools to adequately determine the situation.
After this announcement it was said the flames had been extinguished by dousing them, and that it was unclear if the fire was completely out, but smoke and fire were no longer visible.
Shortly thereafter, the flames, which were announced as being put out, were aflame again. A government official, Minoru Ogoda, explained that it was unclear as to if this was a brand new fire or if the fire on Tuesday was never really put out in the first place.
Fuel rods in the storage pools are still radioactive and could be just as hot as the ones in the nuclear reactor cores. For whatever reason, the proposed plan put together to fly helicopters over the storage pools to spray cold water, is being put on the back burner.
This may be because they want to try and spray cold water directly through a gaping hole in a wall from an explosion to a reactor building, but this could be unlikely as well given the small size of the holes compared to the bigger problem at hand.
The explosions the Fukushima Daiichi plant caused a surge of radiation 800 times as concentrated as the hourly recommended exposure limit in Japan.
More than 100,000 people are believed to be in the 18 mile perimeter around the plant that have been evacuated. Chief cabinet secretary, Yukio Edano, urged people to take the necessary precautions:
“Please do not go outside, please stay indoors, please close windows and make your homes airtight.”
It is clear that the control over the meltdowns of 3 reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi plant is being lost.
A surge in purchases online for iodide pills is proof the people are extremely worried about the radiation poisoning because of the high levels of exposure.

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