UPDATE: Japan to Cover Damaged Nuclear Reactors with Giant Tents. (Grasping at straws folks, grasping at straws. Anyone else asking why America has not helped Japan?)
I stated that I would post if something incredibly important happened; here it is – nuclear meltdown at Fukushima, radiation forecasts from Dutchsinse’s YouTube channel, and a vitamin and mineral supplement that contains a daily dose of potassium iodide for those finding tablets (and nutritious food) hard to come by. (Nature’s Way Alive! Liquid, 30 OunceVitamins & Multivitamins). I suggest readers make this vid viral and subscribe to Dutch’s channel.
Bloomberg, One of the few mainstream news outlets to give the story the attention it deserves, reports, “Tokyo Electric Power Co. said one of the reactor cores at its stricken Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant is more seriously damaged than previously thought, setting back the utility’s plan to resolve the crisis.”
“Fuel rods in the core of the No. 1 reactor are fully exposed, with the water level 1 meter (3.3 feet) below the base of the fuel assembly, Junichi Matsumoto, a general manager at the utility known as Tepco, told reporters at a briefing in Tokyo. Melted fuel has dropped to the bottom of the pressure vessel and is still being cooled, Matsumoto said.”
In other words, officials have been forced to admit for the first time that reactor 1 suffered a nuclear meltdown, leading to concerns that “radioactive fuel may have burned a hole through the bottom of the containment vessel, causing water to leak.”
In addition, reactor number 4 is also reported to be “leaning” and in danger of complete collapse.
TEPCO has consistently underplayed and outright lied about the severity of the crisis in the two months since it began, claiming all along that fuel rods were only ever exposed for a limited period of time, when in fact they have been fully exposed since the very beginning.