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TOKYO — A possible breach in the core of a reactor at the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant could mean more serious radioactive contamination, Japanese officials revealed Friday, as the prime minister called the country's ongoing fight to stabilize the plant "very grave and serious."
<..> Suspicions of a possible breach were raised when two workers waded into water 10,000 times more radioactive than is typical and suffered skin burns on their feet, the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) said.
That happened at the turbine building for the Unit 3 nuclear reactor, and the Kyodo news agency on Friday reported that highly radioactive water was also found in the turbine buildings at Units 1 and 2.
<..> Hideo Morimoto, director at Japan's Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, also played down fears. "I feel if the pressure vessel has been seriously damaged, then far more radiation would have leaked," he said.
I am hesitant to post info about the nuclear crisis in Japan because there seems to be so much crazy stuff out there right now. The people there must be so scared.