BBC: Meltdown alert at Japan reactor

Meltdown alert at Japan reactor, BBC, March 14, 2011 at 10:23 am EDT:

… It appears that there have been problems with the power supply to pumps that fill the reactors with water, causing the reactors to overheat. When steam has built up to dangerous levels, small amounts have been vented. Experts say that the presence of caesium and iodine in the steam suggests that the metal casing of some of the fuel rods has melted or broken. Uranium has a very high melting point so it is unlikely to have melted, still less vapourised. ….

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