LeMonde . Fukushima : la cuve du réacteur n° 3 pourrait être endommagée
“It’s very possible that there has been some kind of leak at the No. 3 reactor,” Hidehiko Nishiyama, a spokesman at the Japan Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency, said in Tokyo today. While radioactive water at the unit most likely escaped from the reactor core, it also could have originated from spent fuel pools stored atop the reactor, he said.
Repair work at the site of the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl has been plagued by explosions, fires and leaks of toxic material. Prime Minister Naoto Kan told a press conference that efforts to bring the reactor under control haven’t yet reached a stage where the government can let down its guard.