Didn't say anyone made up anything about TMI. But there is lots of bullshit in the press that has been mis-reported.
As for contamination of surrounding habitat, please expound on that as it relates to TMI. I'm not aware of any.
The reactor building has not been lost, but it does appear to have absorbed radioactivity via the cooling water you mentioned earlier.
No one knows how to clean it up? In the case of TMI, one simply has to wait for the radioactivity to decay to a safe level. Chernobyl and Fukushima will, of course, be a bit more problematic due to the increased severity of the events.
TMI has been defueled according to reliable sources and all the pieces, that is unmelted fuel rod parts and all the shit at the bottom of the pressure vessel now rest, somewhat fitfully if you will, in Idaho at the National Lab.
https://world-nuclear.org/information-l ... ident.aspx
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