Hydrogen Explosion at Fukushima Nuclear Plant (Video)

Nuclear officials believe a hydrogen explosion has occurred at stricken Fukushima Dai-ich plant.

Update: Here’s the video, via Drudge

More… An explosion shook an earthquake-damaged Japanese nuclear power plant Monday sending plumes of smoke rising from the building, live television showed.

The AP reported on the blast:

Japanese officials say they believe a hydrogen explosion has occurred at Japan’s stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, similar to an earlier one at a different unit in the facility.

A massive column of smoke was seen belching from the plant’s No. 3 unit Monday. The reactor had been under emergency watch for a possible explosion as pressure built up there following a hydrogen blast Saturday in the facility’s Unit 1.

Officials have been racing stave off multiple reactor meltdowns after a devastating quake and tsunami incapacitated the Fukushima plant.

More than 180,000 people have evacuated the area, and up to 160 may have been exposed to radiation.

MORE… Here are two articles that explain why there won’t be a total meltdown and that the explosions were to be expected.
Hat Tip Gary

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