TEPCO Now Admits that Three Fukushima Reactors Have Melted, Large Holes Present in Containment VesselsSaturday 28 May 2011
‘The Tokyo Electric Power Company’s (TEPCO) house of cards is toppling, as it has now been revealed that three reactors at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility all melted shortly after the devastating earthquake and tsunami hit them on March 11. TEPCO also now admits that holes likely exist in the reactors’ containment vessels as a result, which explains the persistent water leaks and drastic temperature fluctuations that led to continuous containment problems.
TEPCO officials claim that the company has never hidden any of this information from the public, but that recent data analysis has confirmed what many scientists and experts had correctly predicted weeks ago based on observation of the situation. And rightfully so, many remain critical of TEPCO’s drastic underestimation of the true condition of the plant, and say the company’s unrealistic optimism since the disaster first occurred has been wholly misleading, and not at all based in reality.’