Monday, March 14, 2011
March 14- Explosion at Fukushima Nuclear Plant Dai-ichi 1, Unit 3
The explosion at 11:01 AM on March 14 of Unit 3 at the crippled nuclear plant in Fukushima was more serious that initially thought. Eleven workers were injured, one with serious burns. It is believed that a partial meltdown has occurred in the reactor core of the unit. Moreover, the cooling system of Unit 2 (like those of Units 1 and 3) was disabled by the tsunami last Friday, and it is now showing problems likely to result in the same trajectory of developments.