Gallery: Fukushima Nuclear Core Melts Through Containment Vessel, Radia...


In a futile attempt to save Japan’s Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant from meltdown, workers have been feverishly pumping water into the reactors, but one radioactive core has overheated and melted.  The reactor may not be saved, but US radiation expert Richard Lahey assures there is no immediate large-scale meltdown danger. Still, the radiation level in a pool of water in one room of reactor two was recently gauged at 1,000 millisieverts per hour, a level so high that under current exposure guideline, workers could only remain in the area for 15 minutes.

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