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Hydrogen explosion damages roof above number 2 reactor

03-15-2011 10:22 BJT Special Report:9.0 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Japan |

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A fresh explosion at Japan's quake-stricken nuclear power plant has damaged the roof above its overheating number 2 reactor.

Tuesday's hydrogen blast rocked Fukushima Number 1 nuclear power plant at 6:10 a.m. local time. Authorities say radiation levels have risen four fold in neighboring Ibaraki Prefecture since the explosion.

Local Television stations reported steam could be seen rising from the complex.

The plant's owner, Tokyo Electric Power, said the explosion occurred near the suppression pool in the reactor's containment vessel. The pool was later found to have a defect.

 

 

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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