Cold shutdown still far away as workers struggle to control No. 1 reactor

Another, possibly more serious, venting of radioactive materials into the atmosphere remained a possibility late Thursday as workers struggled to bring an unstable reactor under control at Fukushima No. 1 power plant.

According to officials, the No. 1 reactor at the plant was exhibiting unstable temperatures and pressures within the core. Full Story »

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Jon Mitchell
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by Jon Mitchell - Mar. 25, 2011

Important story that goes into some technical detail about the problems. It's definitely not over yet, even if some American media have moved on.

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David Agnew
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by David Agnew - Mar. 26, 2011

Better than most on the Daiichi disaster because it gives specific facts (as reported by the utility) rather than giving general assurances of 'little risk' while providing few facts.

"Meanwhile, other experts said that even in the best-case scenario, it would take at least one month to bring the No. 1 to No. 3 reactors to a cold shutdown in which ... More »

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Dwight Rousu
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by Dwight Rousu - Mar. 25, 2011
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