Camera finds hole, deadly radiation levels in No. 2 reactor
TOKYO — Melted fuel likely leaked out into a reactor’s containment vessel at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant and is emitting deadly radiation inside, Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings reported on Thursday.
Tepco inspected the inside of the No. 2 reactor’s containment vessel in late January by inserting a camera on a telescoping pole. The resulting images showed a 1-sq.-meter hole apparently melted into a steel-grating walkway directly beneath the reactor pressure vessel, all but confirming that there was a leak.