Kyodo: “Unit 3 MOX likely melted through” — Mixed uranium-plutonium oxide fuel may have “dribbled” out after melting again

Tuesday, August 9, 2011
By Paul Martin
August 9th, 2011

Unit 3 MOX likely melted through, Kyodo, August 9, 2011:

MOX fuel [...] is believed to have breached the vessel after melting again, a study said Monday.

The study [...] said most of reactor 3′s mixed uranium-plutonium oxide fuel may have dribbled into the containment vessel underneath [...]

Tanabe [...] says the fuel at the bottom overheated and melted again over a four-day period.

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