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NEWS ADVISORY: Edano tells ministries, embassies to provide quake info for foreigners (17:01)
Originally posted by captaintyinknots
Originally posted by elouina
Actually, it can end up being TMI X6. Oh, BTW, did we forget to mention the sixth reactor with slight difficulties? Yup it is six now. RSOE Nuc Reactor
Japan fought today to avert a disastrous meltdown at two earthquake-crippled nuclear reactors as estimates of the death toll from the tsunami that charged across its northeast rose to more than 10,000.
Officials worked desperately to prevent the fuel rods in the damaged plants from overheating after radiation leaked into the air. The government said a building housing a second reactor was at risk of exploding after a blast blew the roof off a different plant the day before.
The nuclear accident, the worst since the Chernobyl disaster in 1986, sparked stinging criticism that authorities were ill-prepared for such a massive quake and the threat that could pose to the country's nuclear power industry.
"The use of seawater means they have run out of options," said David Lochbaum, director of the Union of Concerned Scientists Nuclear Safety Project.
Originally posted by buni11687
Im watching CNN live right now and the ticker at the bottom of the tv just said "Official: Third Reactor Fails". I do not know any more information about this. I would guess the cooling system has failed in the 3rd one yet again.