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Posts on ‘March 12th, 2011’

Japanese Government Confirms Meltdown

The following article is published with permission of Stratfor Japan’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) said March 12 that the explosion at the Fukushima Daiichi No. 1 nuclear plant could only have been caused by a meltdown of the reactor core, Japanese daily Nikkei reported. This statement seemed somewhat at odds with Japanese […]

Red Alert: Nuclear Meltdown at Quake-Damaged Japanese Plant

The following report is republished with permission from Stratfor, A March 12 explosion at the earthquake-damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Japan, appears to have caused a reactor meltdown. The key piece of technology in a nuclear reactor is the control rods. Nuclear fuel generates neutrons; controlling the flow and production rate […]