may 12th update, only bloomberg news reporting on fukushima, the rest have resigned it to the memory hole.http://preview.bloomberg.com/news/2011- ... posed.htmlJapan Reactor-Core Damage Worse Than Thought
By Joe Carroll and Michio Nakayama - May 12, 2011 11:27 AM ET
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said one of the reactor cores at its stricken Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant is more seriously damaged than previously thought, setting back the utility’s plan to resolve the crisis.
Fuel rods in the core of the No. 1 reactor are fully exposed, with the water level 1 meter (3.3 feet) below the base of the fuel assembly, Junichi Matsumoto, a general manager at the utility known as Tepco, told reporters at a briefing in Tokyo. Melted fuel has dropped to the bottom of the pressure vessel and is still being cooled, Matsumoto said.