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Officials said the fuel in reactors number 2 and 3 was also exposed to the air and might have largely melted too.
Within 16 hours most of the fuel in reactor 1 had melted to the floor of the pressurised chamber housing the reactor, creating a hole that allowed 3,000 tonnes of contaminated water to leak into the basement of the building.
In recent days the plant's operator has revealed that the damage sustained by the reactors immediately after the magnitude-9.0 earthquake and tsunami was far more severe than initially thought.
Originally posted by Overtime
This news from BBC is from the 17th, but I couldn't find it on here.