Melting Nuclear Fuel Rods At Japan’s Nuclear Power Plant

By Scott Sarvay

Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant

March 28, 2011 Updated Mar 28, 2011 at 9:42 AM EST

JAPAN (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - Melting fuel rods may have contaminated the water found with high levels of radioactivity at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant.

The spike in radioactivity forced the evacuation of workers, dealing with the world's worst nuclear accident in 25 years.

A Japanese official says the water in the basement of the building housing the number two reactor was likely contaminated by melting fuel rods.

Radiation at the nuclear plant has soared, with Sunday’s reading showing contamination 100,000 times more than normal.

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