New Blast, Container Breached. Radioactive Water Leaking Out
This is as much of a worst case scenario as you can get. The containment area has been breached. Radiation has leaked out into the air and by water. This process cannot be stopped, all attempts to stop it have failed and they are evacuating people from the plant.
"This could be the worst case scenario for the Nuclear Power Plants in Japan" is a direct quote from the live press conference.
They have said there is no "immediate" harm to people... not good words with not much of an assurance for what sort of problems the people who live and work there.
The new blast came from the containment area, unlike the previous ones.
Details are slow in coming, even while listening live to the press conferences and there is low confidence as in the past they have been slammed for not giving important information out in a timely manner.
So, when they say this is a worst case scenario, you really have to listen and wonder.
They also said the situation is "not stable" and this whole drama is unfolding and developing live...
Very sad...........very scary.