THERE HAS NOT BEEN A MELTDOWN
Drudge Report is headlining MELTDOWN and PajamasMedia has picked it up here, describing the source as a â€œreliableâ€ news site. No other major media organizations have picked up the story. This is likely because it is erroneous, based on outdated information and hysteria-driven journalism. The article claims that Japanâ€™s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency â€œsaid Saturday afternoon the explosion at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant could only have been caused by a meltdown of the reactor core.â€ Thereâ€™s just one problem: it does not appear the NISA actually said this.
The explosion occurred at approximately 3:30 PM local time. The Telegraph reports that â€œas the night wore on, there was more encouraging noise. The nuclear safety agency which had spoken of possible â€˜meltdownâ€™ now declared Fukushima a â€˜level 4 incidentâ€™ on the accepted international scale, one with only a limited release of radiation and simply â€˜local consequences.â€™â€
Furthermore, in an official report released by the NISA â€” current as of midnight â€” there was no mention of a meltdown.