15 March 2011 01:20 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--A third explosion occurred at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility on Tuesday morning - this time at the No 2 nuclear reactor as its cooling system failed, like in the two other power plants, in the aftermath of Japan's deadly quake and tsunami, Reuters reported.
A blast occurred at the No 1 nuclear reactor at the site on Saturday, while the No 3 reactor had an explosion on Monday.
But a Chernobyl-type of disaster was “very unlikely”, Reuters quoted International Atomic Energy Agency head Yukiya Amano as saying.
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"The [Fukushima Daiichi] nuclear plants have been shaken, flooded and cut off from electricity," Amano, adding that "the reactor vessels have held and radioactive release is limited."
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