I got that link via e-mail and watched it this morning.
There isn't any doubt that we are not hearing the real story. I liken it to when I was a kid, my parents didn't tell me how bad the working
conditions were for my father, because they didn't want me to worry.
Well, I'm not a child, and I'm getting rather tired of people in government that hide things, thinking that I would worry too much.
Here is an article describing nuclear meltdown.
from the article...
"Fuel ballooning and bursting. "In less than half an hour, the peak core temperature would reach 1,100 K (1,520 °F). At this temperature, the
zircaloy cladding of the fuel rods may balloon and burst. This is the first stage of core damage. "
If memory serves, the coolant pumps were down for 2 + weeks. Spraying sea water on the outside of the containment did absolutely nothing to stop the
cores from melting. They couldn't. The walls of the containment are usually (from the article above) :
"This is due to the reactor being contained within a 1.2-to-2.4-metre (3.9 to 7.9 ft) thick pre-stressed, steel-reinforced, air-tight concrete
So, what they are telling us, is that they were able to keep the cores from melting, by dumping sea water on a dome that is almost 8 feet thick.
Sorry, that dog ain't gonna hunt.
The cores melted, and several hugs blobs of massively radioactive materials are pooled at the bottom of either the containment dome, or it burned
through that and is on tops of the concrete below the containment dome.
This is a nice article on the plant too.