On NHK now: addmission by TEPCO that fuel rods are damaged in reactor 3 – and probably in 1 and 2 as well.

Zirconium cladding elements have been found in basement water in reactor 3. Spokesman admitting that this is why large amounts of radiation are leaking into the enviroment, and making attempts to control the situtation ‘very challenging’.

Translation:  the sitation is out of control.