New Hydrogen Blast at Fukushima and 1000 Bodies Found and Radioactive Particulates Found 60 Miles From Japan's Nuclear Plant
UPDATE @8:46 pm: 3 Injured 7 Missing in Explosion at the Unit 3 reactor of Fukushima says AP
UPDATE @ 8:15 :International Atomic Energy Agency says,
Japan’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) has informed the IAEA that there has been an explosion at the Unit 3 reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
The explosion occurred at 11:01AM local Japan time.
BBC reports Hydrogen blast at Fukushima but containment wall has held. The video above shows the explosion.
Pentagon officials reported that helicopters flying 60 miles from the plant picked up small amounts of radioactive particulates — still being analyzed, but presumed to include Cesium-137 and Iodine-121 — suggesting widening environmental contamination.
Voice of America Bureau Chief Steve Herman is reporting that 1000 bodies have been found on Ojika Peninsula. He’s also reporting that a tsunami alert is in Sendai. Other sources say 2000
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