When reactor3 exploded, I was inside of reactor2, so don’t know how it was. However, from looking at the video, it was mushroom cloud. Reactor1 and 4 had bomb blast horizontally but reactor3 had the mushroom cloud right above the building. The power of explosion was beyond other reactors.
We don’t talk about that among nuclear workers but probably the members of self-defense force were more damaged outside than us working inside. Some of the members were injured and carried by other members to escape. but they didn’t survey radiation over their bodies at that time..
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Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.