Update: Nuclear Meltdown May Be Under Way

Earlier reports that a meltdown had been averted may have been premature
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Uh oh.

[5:48 p.m. ET, 7:48 a.m. Tokyo] A meltdown may be under way at one of Fukushima Daiichi’s nuclear power reactors, an official with Japan’s nuclear and industrial safety agency told CNN Sunday.

A meltdown is a catastrophic failure of the reactor core, with a potential for widespread radiation release. However, Toshiro Bannai, director of the agency’s international affairs office, expressed confidence that efforts to control the crisis would prove successful.

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Last updated: 2021-06-05 2:51 pm PDT
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