Japan has declared a state of emergency due to recent events at the Fukushima nuclear reactor.
Officials have said that the damages at the reactor are “far worse than previously thought”. They have found that melted fuel has contaminated underground water and melted core appears to have spread out over an “extensive area”.
Furthermore, a gaping 2-meter wide hole has been found under the containment vessel. A camera probe was sent in to survey the damage on Monday, and it revealed that part of the grating is missing as well.
On Thursday a plant operator announced that the radiation levels at the reactor have soared to levels never before seen. Readings taken inside the containment vessel at the number 2 reactor of the disabled nuclear facility stood at 530 sieverts per hour, the highest recorded since the disaster. Before these recent readings, the highest reading ever recorded was 73 sieverts per hour.
These recent developments have been described by many as “unprecedented” and “unimaginable”. Many in the field state that they have never considered the possibility of working with levels as high as these.
Another disturbing disclosure came as a boss revealed that 600 tons of fuel had melted and cannot be found. “Nobody really knows where it is he stated”. There had been hopes of decommissioning the reactors in the past, but these recent developments show that it will be impossible to do so. With the cores missing, decommissioning or containment becomes impossible.
Uncontrolled fissioning continues under the site. This is by far the worst nuclear disaster to ever occur on earth. With no end in sight. Uncontrollable fissioning will continue for years to come.