TEPCO official describes possible meltdown at No. 1 reactor: The “molten fuel accumulates like lava”

Thursday, April 21, 2011
By Paul Martin

April 21st, 2011

Kyodo reported that on Wednesday a TEPCO official admitted the fuel in reactor No. 1 “could be melting.”

TEPCO official Junichi Matsumoto described the “possible meltdown”, comparing it to “a state in which molten fuel accumulates like lava.”

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