Oh, Hey, We Forgot To Mention

That little “issue” we had a few months back? It turns out, er, all three cores melted down

Tokyo (CNN) — Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant experienced full meltdowns at three reactors in the wake of an earthquake and tsunami in March, the country’s Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters said Monday.

…Reactors 1, 2 and 3 experienced a full meltdown, it said.

The plant’s owner, Tokyo Electric Power Co., admitted last month that nuclear fuel rods in reactors 2 and 3 probably melted during the first week of the nuclear crisis.

It had already said fuel rods at the heart of reactor No. 1 melted almost completely in the first 16 hours after the disaster struck. The remnants of that core are now sitting in the bottom of the reactor pressure vessel at the heart of the unit and that vessel is now believed to be leaking.

This is really not good.

Meanwhile, showing that they still have complete command of the situation

Tokyo Electric avoided using the term “meltdown,” and says it was keeping the remnants of the core cool.

Godzilla could not be reached for comment.

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