15 March 2011

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Third Explosion at Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant north of Tokyo

Third Explosion at Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear
plant north of Tokyo

Tags – third explosion at Fukushima Dai Ichi plant, Explosion near Tokyo

Tokyo Electric Power Co. confirmed a third explosion today at its Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant north of Tokyo

The explosion occurred between 6 and 6:15 a.m., the spokesman said.

The level of radiation at the plant rose above the legal limit after the latest explosion, Kyodo News reported. The blast follows one at the number three reactor yesterday after a build up on hydrogen gas

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said on Tuesday that a fourth reactor at the Fukushima Dai-ichi complex was on fire and that more radiation was released.

The government warned 140,000 people nearby to stay indoors to avoid exposure.
Currently in Tokyo radiation level is low.

It is understood the blast was in the Number 2 reactor, where fuel rods had been in danger of overheating. Explosions have already occurred in the Number 1 and Number 3 reactors.

Japan's nuclear safety agency has rated the incidents in the No. 1 and No. 3 reactors as a 4, but has not yet rated the No. 2 reactor.

Japan's nuclear safety agency said the explosion may have damaged a reactor's containment vessel and a radiation leak is feared.

Japan has asked the United States for more equipment to help cool the reactors, after a dangerous drop in cooling water levels that exposed fuel rods in the No. 2 reactor, where Tuesday's blast took place

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Tanvi March 15, 2011  

Oh i read all the posts you have written about this disaster.. nothing much can be said for now.. i wish it stopped and pray it won't happen again.. We also were on alert and I know how bad that feels.... its hard.. Lets pray..


sm,  March 15, 2011