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12 Mar 2011
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Breaking: Radiation leaking from Japan’s quake-hit nuclear plant –Report that nuclear building’s outer structure blown off —Core could become ‘molten mass’ – risk consultancy –Quake shifted earth’s axis and main island of Japan 12 Mar 2011 Radiation leaked from an unstable Japanese nuclear reactor north of Tokyo on Saturday, the government said, after an explosion blew the roof off the facility in the wake of a massive earthquake. The developments raised fears of a disastrous meltdown at the plant, which was damaged by Friday’s 8.9-magnitude earthquake, the strongest ever recorded in Japan.

Explosion Destroys Walls of Japanese Nuclear Reactor Building, NHK Reports 12 Mar 2011 An explosion occurred at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi power station north of Tokyo, destroying the walls of the No. 1 reactor building, NHK Television said. The report came after the government said a reactor may be melting. Smoke was rising around the nuclear reactor after an aftershock from yesterday’s quake struck, Ryohei Shiomi, a spokesman at the country’s nuclear safety agency said by phone.

Japan’s Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant explodes –30 million people ‘may be experiencing nuclear meltdown’ 12 Mar 2011 A Japanese nuclear power plant exploded today, television footage showed, a day after a massive earthquake damaged the facility’s cooling system, as nearby residents were warned to stay indoors. Nuclear authorities had earlier warned that the Fukushima No 1 plant, located about 250km northeast of Tokyo, an urban area of 30 million people, “may be experiencing a nuclear meltdown”. The plant’s cooling system was damaged in the quake that hit yesterday, leaving the government scrambling to fix the problem and evacuate more than 45,000 residents within a 10km radius. Public broadcaster NHK today said that a blast had been heard at about 3.30pm local time and showed delayed footage of smoke billowing from the site, also reporting that the reactor building had been destroyed.

Huge blast at Japan nuclear power plant 12 Mar 2011 A massive explosion has struck a Japanese nuclear power plant after Friday’s devastating earthquake. A huge pall of smoke was seen coming from the plant at Fukushima and several workers were injured. Japanese officials fear a meltdown at one of the plant’s reactors after radioactive material was detected outside it… Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan declared a state of emergency at the Fukushima 1 and 2 power plants as engineers try to confirm whether a reactor at one of the stations has gone into meltdown.

Japan Reactor Fuel Rods May Have Begun to Melt, Atomic Safety Agency Says 12 Mar 2011 A nuclear reactor in the Fukushima Dai-Ichi power station about 220 kilometers (140 miles) north of Tokyo may be starting to melt down after Japan’s biggest earthquake on record hit the area yesterday. Fuel rods at the No. 1 reactor at the plant run by Tokyo Electric Power Co. may be melting after radioactive Cesium material left by atomic fission was detected near the site, Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency, spokesman Yuji Kakizaki said by phone today. “If the fuel rods are melting and this continues, a reactor meltdown is possible,” Kakizaki said. A meltdown refers to a heat buildup in the core of such an intensity it melts the floor of the reactor containment housing.

Evacuation radius at Fukushima nuclear plant has been increased to 20 km: TV 12 Mar 2011
MSNBC: Wall-to-wall coverage of Charlie Sheen’s meltdown, silent on nuclear meltdown –GE: ‘We Bring Good Censorship To Life.’ By Lori Price, 12 Mar 2011 Earlier this week, MSNBC spent *hours* covering Lindsay Lohan’s court appearance — including, of course, her courtroom attire — for an allegedly stolen necklace. But MSNBC has, to this point, censored entirely the nuclear catastrophe in Japan. Hours upon hours of air time were devoted to Charlie Sheen’s ‘meltdown,’ but MSNBC chose to air its ‘Lockup’ series on Friday evening/Saturday morning, sans interruption. MSNBC failed to even cut in with a news alert of the explosion — and possible meltdown — of Japan’s quake-hit Fukushima No.1 nuclear Plant.

4 Comments to “Nuclear plant explosion in Japan”

  • I don’t think it’s responsible to call it a nuclear explosion. There was an explosion but this title is very misleading or at very least presumptive.

  • The headline has been revised.

  • I live in California, about 50 miles from the San Onofre nuclear power plant. Am I afraid? Pretty much, yes I am! The earthquake in Japan is an awful tragedy, but the possible meltdown of their nuclear reactors could turn this tragedy into an international nightmare.

  • Much respect for the update. Following your reporting with much interest and great fear.

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