New facts about Fukushima damage buried in news story about new quake

Environment News Service just carried an update on today’s earthquake in Japan.

Somewhere deep in the story were these paragraphs:

TEPCO says no abnormality has been detected in radiation levels at Fukushima Daiichi plant after this latest quake, but radiation levels in air, soil and sea water near the plant have been so high as to be immeasurable in the past week.

TEPCO estimates that 70 percent of the fuel rods in the Unit 1 reactor core have been damaged, compared with 30 percent fuel damage in the Unit 2 and 25 percent in the Unit 3 reactor cores.

Had not previously seen these facts reported. Wonder why?



About Robert Singleton

By day, I work for a call center. In my spare time, I try to save my hometown (and planet) from a nearly constant onslaught of greedheads, lunatics and land developers. I live in a fictional town called Austin, Texas, where I go to way too many meetings.
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