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Nuclear fuel has melted through base of Fukushima plant

The findings of the report, which has been given to the International Atomic Energy Agency, were revealed by the Yomiuri newspaper, which described a "melt-through" as being "far worse than a core meltdown" and "the worst possibility in a nuclear accident."

If I'm understanding this correctly, there is a sustained nuclear reaction heading for the water table.  So ... we're looking at a high probability of a steam explosion?

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by ATinNM on Sat Jun 11th, 2011 at 11:00:03 PM EST

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