BBC: Second troubled reactor uses PLUTONIUM plus uranium -- Potential for more severe situation than #1


Problems for second Japan reactor, BBC, March 12, 2010 at 10:16 pm EST:

The plant's operator says pressure is rising inside reactor No. 3 after it lost its emergency cooling system.

A similar problem led to a blast at the plant's No. 1 reactor on Saturday. ...

But the BBC's Chris Hogg in Tokyo says the second reactor is a different type which uses MOX (plutonium plus uranium) fuel and the consequences of a problem there are potentially more severe.

See also: Top official says meltdown likely under way at a SECOND nuclear reactor

2 comments to BBC: Second troubled reactor uses PLUTONIUM plus uranium -- Potential for more severe situation than #1

Leave a Reply

 

 

 

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>