What happens in a nuclear meltdown

Find out what's happening at the Fukishima Daiichi nuclear plant

The New York Times has produced an interactive feature that demonstrates how a nuclear reactor works and what happens when it shuts down. In addition, the 3D-animated feature explains how Fukishima’s Daiichi plant’s reactors have been malfunctioning since the earthquake and tsunami damaged them.

New York Times

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