An NHK helicopter crew has confirmed what appears to be steam rising from No. 1, 2, 3 and 4 reactor buildings at the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
This is the first time that steam has been seen coming out of the No.1 reactor.
The helicopter crew was filming from a location more than 30 kilometers from the plant shortly before 7:00 AM on Thursday.
The Tokyo Electric Power Company says that black smoke seen rising from the No.3 reactor building on Wednesday was no longer visible as of 6:00 AM Thursday.
Thursday, March 24, 2011 09:31 +0900 (JST)
THE above is from the Japan Broadcasting Company's NHK World.
The health situation in the Fuku-shima region is far worse than the authorities have been letting on. As in the 2007-8 financial crisis in the U. S., the truth gradually is dribbling out. Nonetheless, people in California etc. will not start glowing in the dark. Japan, however, may be in a Chernobyl-type situation, at least for areas around Fuku-shima prefecture.
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