Reactor Meltdowns Could Have Been Avoided, Restarts At Undamaged Units Unlikely

JAEA ran simulations that showed starting water injection even a few hours earlier at the reactors at Fukushima Daiichi could have prevented reactor meltdowns. Read more at NHK

New METI minister Edano has said that TEPCO’s desire to restart units 5-6 at Fukushima Daiichi and units 1-4 at Fukushima Daini is highly unlikely. Local approval would also be required to restart these reactors.

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