Saturday, March 12, 2011

Thousands undergo radioactive screening after explosion in nuclear power station - 12th Mar 2011

People were evacuated within a 12-mile radius after an explosion at one of Japan's nuclear power plants.

The building housing one of Fukushima Dai-ichi's reactors was destroyed in the blast and a cloud of white smoke could be seen pouring from it.

Four workers suffered fractures in the explosion, and three were treated for the symptoms of radiation sickness.


The Japanese government said the metal container sheltering the nuclear reactor was not damaged by the explosion.

Spokesman Yukio Edano said the radiation around the plant had begun to decrease and that pressure inside the reactor was also going down. Read More