24 May '11, 4am

Tepco confirms the meltdown of an additional 2 reactors at its Fukushima nuclear plant early in the crisis

Tepco confirms the meltdown of an additional 2 reactors at its Fukushima nuclear plant early in the crisis

Tokyo Electric Power Co, the operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disabled by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, confirmed on Tuesday that there were meltdowns of fuel rods at three of the plant's reactors early in the crisis. -- PHOTO: REUTERS TOKYO - TOKYO Electric Power Co, the operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disabled by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, confirmed on Tuesday that there were meltdowns of fuel rods at three of the plant's reactors early in the crisis. It had said earlier this month that fuel rods in the No. 1 reactor had melted, but officials of the utility, known as Tepco, confirmed at a news conference that there were also meltdowns of fuel rods at the plant's No. 2 and No. 3 reactors early in the crisis. Engineers are battling to plug radiation leaks and bring the plant northeast of Tokyo under control more t...

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