Independent nuclear safety analyst John Large interviewed by Al Jazeera, March 12, 2011 at 10:10pm in Japan (8:10 am EST):
John Large: All the jigsaw pieces of the Three Mile Island disaster are being replicated at this plant - and this has gone beyond Three Mile Island. By the end of this day, we should know what the situation really is.
Independent nuclear safety analyst John Large tells Al Jazeera that, by venting the radioactive steam from the inner reactor into the outer dome, a reaction may have occurred, causing the explosion. When I look at the size of the explosion, it is my opinion that there could be a very large leak ... the fuel continues to generate heat.