Monday, May 16, 2011

TEPCO admits nuclear meltdown occurred at Fukushima reactor 16 hours after quake (by Mainichi Shimbun)

Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) admitted for the first time on May 15 that most of the fuel in one of its nuclear reactors at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant had melted only about 16 hours after the March 11 earthquake struck a wide swath of northeastern Japan and triggered a devastating tsunami.

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