Japan nuclear disaster – fourth explosion, reactor on fire, radiation discharged into atmosphere


Huffington Post: This morning, a fresh fire erupted at the troubled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear facility – the fourth in around 5 days. The fast-deteriorating plant exploded a powerful burst of radiation into the atmosphere and the authorities are in disarray over the incident.

The cause for the explosion has not been explained by the plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company, but experts are suggesting that it is most likely to do with the meltdown process which is already in full swing and is affecting all six reactors at the plant.

All work to prevent further meltdown has been stopped due to radiation levels now being too dangerous for the workers and the authorities watch on helplessly as the facility continues to deteriorate at an alarming rate. Radiation levels at over 1,000 millisieverts have been recorded, enough to cause severe radiation poisoning.

[Nuclear Disaster Contributor]

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