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
So what’s the deal? Why is the Great Gray Lady covering up for TEPCO?
Nuclear meltdown at Fukushima plant
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.
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