Still desperate to make it sound non-meltdownish....
Yes, in the CEO's swimming pool.
Mr. Nishiyama [of NISA] on Friday linked the radioactive puddles in plant No. 3 to a possible breach in pipes or ventilators leading to, but not inside, the vessels that surround the core at plant No. 3. Plant officials said later Friday that puddles at Nos. 1 and 2 also contained high levels of radiation.
The precise source of the radiation in the seawater—by air or by water—could yield clues about whether there is new, unanticipated damage in the complex.
Mr. Nishiyama on Saturday said officials weren't sure what caused the latest surge. "Radioactive substances may have been transmitted through the air, or contaminated water could have drained from the plant somehow," he said. "I don't have further ideas."
He also said officials were crafting a plan to deal with the poisonous puddles. "I have heard that [TEPCO] has an idea about a place to store water and is preparing" for drainage, he said.
An mp3 from out there... including neutron beams... and—I hate to tell you—vastly more serious and helpful than you're getting on the news wires and from your government....