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Workers have returned to the Fukushima nuclear site.  ncnuke reported that they had been withdrawn earlier after a sudden spike in radioactivity was detected.

Some background for our readers.  Fuel rods are removed from a reactor during the refueling process.  The old rods that are removed are referred to as spent fuel.  These rods, although no longer optimal for producing electricity in a reactor are still highly radioactive and filled with energy.  This spent fuel has long been the biggest problem in the electrical industry. Continue reading

We continue to monitor the explosion of the containment building in Japan.  The containment building is a steel reinforced concrete structure.  It is airtight and contains the reactor, its pressurizer, coolant pumps, steam generator, and basically all the equipment and piping.  It appears as if the entire structure has been compromised.   This crisis has become dramatically worse.  Experts are now doing all they can to avoid a meltdown.  Stay tuned to this site for frequent updates.