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is it not obvious from visual inspection which containment vessels are leaking, and how?

#1 still had significant pressurization as of the injection of nitrogen last week end. #2 has been shown in diagrams to have had a breach of the torus and seems to be the source of a lot of the water in the trenches, but I haven't seen a lot of explicit information in the press. Have I missed significant photographic evidence from inside reactors? The release of steam into the atmosphere is obvious, but the source of those leaks is less so. To me pipe joints and gaskets where pipes penetrate the reactor pressure vessel remain obvious sources, but with the loss of pressurization in #2 and #3 it seems hard to say from the available information.

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri Apr 15th, 2011 at 12:52:49 PM EST
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