When reactor fuel melts down it does NOT return to original shape when it cools. Even a temporary meltdown is quiet serious and the fact we are three weeks into this and this is happening means we have a long way to go.
The government believes highly radioactive water detected at the No. 2 reactor of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is due to a partial meltdown of fuel rods there, its top spokesman said Monday.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano told a news conference that the government believes that the meltdown was only temporary.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
According to Kyodo News.
Posted by Kevin McKeever at 9:06 PM