nuclear meltdown

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severe overheating of the core of a nuclear reactor resulting in the core melting and radiation escaping

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Small truck bombs could damage vital reactor systems and lead to a core meltdown.
They say that a core meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear plant is unlikely to result in a Chernobyl-like disaster, but its impact will still be significant.
There is a possibility of a core meltdown in the Fukushima No.
A partial core meltdown also occurred in a major nuclear accident at Three
1 reactor suffered a core meltdown and the building housing the reactor was damaged by a hydrogen explosion in the early days of the nuclear crisis.
1 reactor suffered a core meltdown and the building housing it was damaged by a hydrogen explosion in the early days of the nuclear crisis.
Regulators have recently drafted an outline of new safety requirements for nuclear power plants, which for the first time oblige Japanese utilities to put in place specific countermeasures against possible severe accidents like reactor core meltdowns, as well as against huge tsunami waves -- the direct cause of the Fukushima crisis.
1 to 3 reactors suffered core meltdowns and the building housing the No.
Under the new rules, nuclear power plant operators are for the first time obliged to take concrete steps to prepare for radiation leaks in case of severe accidents, such as huge tsunami and reactor core meltdowns.
Three of the plant's six reactors suffered hazardous core meltdowns and hydrogen gas explosions, releasing radionuclides into the air, soil and Pacific Ocean.
The Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, which exploded and underwent three core meltdowns, continues to spew radiation into the air and sea.
With no cooling water the cores of 3 operating reactors overheated resulting in core meltdowns, explosions, and loss of radioactive containment.
The barriers have been installed to block the spread of water when a leak from a storage tank occurs at the plant, where three reactors suffered core meltdowns in the early stage of the ongoing nuclear crisis triggered by the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami.
1, 2 and 3 reactors that suffered core meltdowns in the early days of the nuclear crisis at the plant triggered by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
The disaster devastated northeastern Japan and triggered reactor core meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.