EXPLOSION AT JAPAN NUKE PLANT-
Reports: The Container Housing Reactor Was Not Damaged
There was a huge explosion today at the the Fukushima nuclear plant today. Several workers were injured.
The BBC reported:
A massive explosion has rocked 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 say the container housing the reactor was not damaged and that radiation levels have now fallen.
A huge relief operation is under way after the 8.9-magnitude earthquake and the tsunami it triggered, which is thought to have killed at least 1,000.
The offshore earthquake triggered a tsunami which wreaked havoc on Japan’s north-east coast, sweeping far inland and devastating a number of towns and villages.
UPDATE: This does not look good… Stratfor is reporting that the explosion at the earthquake-damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Japan, appears to have caused a reactor meltdown.
UPDATE: Here is the latest press release from the Japanese government Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency.