06 June 2011

[world] Confirmed: 3 Melted Down Reactors at Fukushima Dai'ichi

2633.I'm going way off topic for this one, because like most of us here in the Willamette Valley and western Oregon, the status of the Fukushima Dai'ichi site (it's kind of hard to call it a "power plant" these days) is at the back of our minds, even though we don't show it here. We have to get through each day.

But it was just announced that what has so-far seemingly been soft-pedaled and suspected all along is correct: Fukushima units 1, 2, and 3 have actually suffered meltdowns.

I wonder how much of northern Honshu is about to be declared uninhabitable? They don't have huge spaces like they did about Chernobyl', that they could exclude someone. And this looks like it's going to be worse than that.

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