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Fukushima just before the earthquake by Beacon Radio at

When it comes to the Fukushima reactor, it is comforting to know that TEPCO, the company running the thing always gets back to you…eventually…to let you know they were wrong the last several times but they’ve got it all under control…at least someday.

Almost all of the nuclear fuel in the No. 3 reactor of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant melted within days of the March 11, 2011, disaster, according to a new estimate by Tokyo Electric Power Co. TEPCO originally estimated that about 60 percent of the nuclear fuel melted at the reactor. But the latest estimate released on Aug. 6 revealed that the fuel started to melt about six hours earlier than previously thought.

Thanks TEPCO, any further words of reassurance you can provide those concerned about the safety of nuclear power?

The utility plans to start fuel removal operations at the No. 3 reactor no earlier than in the latter half of fiscal 2021.

Oh, sure, sounds swell…and quite an endorsement on the safety of radioactivity.

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