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Information and analyses on the Fukushima disaster.  The categories on the right are where you find categorised news stories. This site is still very new.

Meanwhile, here is the containment vessel of a Mark 1 Boiling Water Reactor like the broken ones at Fukushima.  See below for more info…

Brown's Ferry unit 1 under construction

It’s  almost identical to Fukushima Daiichi Unit 1, where the similar containments of Units 1 2 and 3 are broken and leaking hundreds of tons of radioactive water from somewhere every day. The reactors and fuel rods normally live in the uppermost part.

At Fukushima, the fuel has mostly  melted through  the reactor vessel and  is somewhere near the bottom of this image.  TEPCO suggests the water level at June 1 was about as below:

This blueprint for reactor number 1 has been floating on the web (so may be incorrect), and the water level in the basement is published by TEPCO.

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