- Fukushima reactor 1 has melted down, fuel rods are fully exposed.
- Reactor 2 was “extremely dangerous right up to the end of March,” say MIT’s Technology Review.
- There was probably a *nuclear* explosion in Reactor 3.
- The reactor 4 building is in danger of toppling over. Very high radiation was coming from it, so Japan’s nuclear agency stopped making the readings public.
Tepco has done practically nothing to prevent further disaster, instead focusing primarily on dissembling the truth
All this and more from Washington’s Blog.
Operator of Japan’s stricken nuclear plant has been “going round and round in circles” using the wrong approach
That’s putting it charitably. Tepco has lied, distorted the truth, covered up, and has thus put countless lives at risk. For a culture with a high value on not being shamed, it’s clear Tepco executives have no shame. They are simply criminals. Hey, Goldman Sachs is a loathsome entity that has destroyed thousands of financial lives. But to my knowledge even the vampire squid has never deliberately endangered the lives of millions. Tepco has. And Japanese government has mostly stood idly by and done nothing.
Three nuclear containment vessels leaking in Japan … But U.S. law is based on assumption that it is impossible for containment vessels to leak
Lest you think I’m Japan-bashing, let me hasten to add that US nuclear regulatory agencies are equally compromised, corrupted, and cosy with those they pretend to regulate.
Japan’s latest proposal to contain Fukushima’s radioactive fallout – A (circus) tent
You just can’t make this up…
The absolute best sources for Fukushima news are Washington’s Blog and Zero Hedge, ostensibly libertarian financial blogs. The MSM certainly is asleep on this and most of the blogosphere isn’t much better.