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Tepco confirms #1,2,3 reactors melted down

This article on NHK confirms Tokyo Electric Power’s assessment that all three reactors melted to various degrees fairly soon after the earthquake. Other reports from reputable sources say the cooling systems were damaged by the earthquake and that the tsunami …


Perspective on Scope of Fukushimi Daiichi

People are prone to compare events to get some idea of magnitude or significance. Fukushimi Daiichi certainly could have been worse, given the scope of the events that triggered it – earthquake and tsunami – and the breakdown of infrastructure …


Measurement experiment

Pieter and Kalin of Safecast Japan spent some time last weekend analyzing the fallout that settled at a hot spot in Chiba, close to Tokyo. It appears that a rain fell as particulates from Fukushima Daichi passed over the neighborhood. …