Originally Posted by mhgaffney
Containment has already been lost at ***ushima. The containment vessel for at least one of the reactors -- has been breached. Possibly more. This means we could face a China Syndrome -- a new and much worse release in the future.
Nor has containment prevented the release of huge amounts of radiation into the sea. The Japanese have flooded the reactors with water to keep the temperatures from rising -- but the water has been leaking into the sea -- contaminating the Pacific.
Cracks in reactor containment do not equal containment loss. That term insinuates there is no containment whatsoever. How about saying it is leaking?