Monday, March 14, 2011

Edging Towards Catastrophic

Things just got worse over in Japan. An explosion was heard at Unit 2. This is different than the hydrogen explosions that ripped up non-essential buildings at Units 1 and 3. This has apparently damaged the pressure vessel and possibly the containment building for Unit 2. We know this because we saw a pressure drop in the pressure vessel. That means we are now somewhere between the accident at Three Mile Island Unit 2 and Chernobyl. While still a long distance off from Chernobyl, things are deteriorating at Unit 2.

There is an English-language live streaming news channel here currently running updates: NHK World (English)

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