Monday, March 14, 2011

Third Nuclear Reactor Failing... Could Explode

Urgent update. NHK news reports that a third nuclear reactor is failing and could face a meltdown or explosion.




Okay, this shit is getting so bad that the best thing we can do is to laugh about it....


NHK reports


福島第一原子力発電所2号機で、原子炉の水位が急激に下がって、一時、燃料棒がすべて露出した可能性のあることが分かり、東京電力では「炉心が溶けた可能性も否定できない」としています。経済産業省の原子力安全・保安院によりますと、その後、海水が徐々に入り始めたということで、燃料が溶けるのを防ぐため海水の注入作業を急いでいます。


The report says that now, the #2 reactor  at Fukushima has failed and is in critical condition. Suddenly the cooling water level has fallen in the reactor and the possibility of a critical error cannot be ruled out. The core might have melted down yet sea water is pumped into the core in an effort to cool it down. This might have occurred because the engineers left their stations for a moment and the water levels dropped.

1 comment:

anon said...

From what I heard the reason they couldn't pump sea water was because the pump ran out of fuel. They seemed to be able to put sea water in now and the situation is under control (at least they claim so; whether you believe that or not is a different story).