TEPCO: Multiple 10-Centimeter Holes in #Fuksuhima Nuclear Reactor 2 Containment Vessel

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TEPCO reports that there are multiple 10 centimeter holes in the Fukushima nuclear reactor 2 containment vessel.

As previously reported TEPCO has acknowledged holes in the containment vessels of Fukushima nuclear reactors 1 and 3.

TEPCO: New Holes In Fukushima Nuclear Reactor 1 and 3 Discovered, Radiation Leaking Into Ocean

Tepco reports an ocean side crack in the fukushima nuclear reactor 3 reactor pit is leaking into the ocean.jpg In wake of the news that Japan has confirmed a nuclear meltdown at Fukushima nuclear reactor #1, TEPCO is now reporting the discovery of holes in the containment vessels at reactor 1 and reactor 3, which contains the plutonium mox fuel, both of which are leaking radiation into the ocean. The holes have reportedly been caused by molten lava from the nuclear meltdown at the power plant burning through the reactor walls Read more…

We now have a report that reactor #2 also has holes in the containment vessels.
Ex-SKF gives us an English translation of a Japanese News Article:

Multiple 10-centimeter holes in the Reactor 2 Containment Vessel, and one 7-centimeter hole in the Reactor 1 Containment Vessel.

Hiroaki Koide of Kyoto University was so right. The Containment Vessels’ integrity has been long gone. TEPCO should have known all along, and all the experts, including Koide, must have known.

From Mainichi Shinbun Japanese (2:30AM JST 5/25/2011):

In the report that TEPCO disclosed on May 24 regarding the core meltdown in the Reactors 2 and 3, the possibility of holes in the Containment Vessels of the Reactors 1 and 2 is mentioned for the first time. The Reactor 1 Containment Vessel may have a hole 7-centimeter in diameter, and the Reactor 2 Containment vessel may have multiple holes 10-centimeter in diameter.

According to the Mainichi article, TEPCO came to the conclusion of multiple 10-centimeter holes in the Reactor 2 Containment Vessel and one 7-centimeter hole in the Reactor 1 Containment Vessel from the analysis of the pressure data.

An English translation of the article is here.

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