If you read BradBlog or the Telegraph (UK), you know that TEPCO has admitted that a nuclear meltdown occurred at Fukushima’s Reactor One, back in March. Both outlets reported it yesterday (Thursday 5/12).

But you wouldn’t know it from the coverage in the Times, which actually reports today (Friday 5/13)——and on p. 8——that there was not a meltdown at Reactor 1:

Japanese Reactor Damage Is Worse Than Expected
By HIROKO TABUCHI and MATTHEW L. WALD
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/13/world/asia/13japan.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper

So what’s the deal? Why is the Great Gray Lady covering up for TEPCO?

MCM

Nuclear meltdown at Fukushima plant
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/8509502/Nuclear-meltdown-at-Fukushima-plant.html
One of the reactors at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi power plant did suffer a nuclear meltdown, Japanese officials admitted for the first time today, describing a pool of molten fuel at the bottom of the reactor’s containment vessel.

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TEPCO Admits Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Reactor Unit 1 ‘In State of Meltdown’, Fuel Rods Exposed
Radiation said leaking from holes in bottom of container vessel…
By Brad Friedman on 5/12/2011 4:36pm
http://www.bradblog.com/?p=8520



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