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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Second explosion at Fukushima nuclear plant; first announcement of injuries in first explosion

japanese authorities keep insisting that any radioactive release are "within legal limits"... i think they're whistling past the graveyard...
The second hydrogen explosion in three days rocked Japan's stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant Monday, sending a massive column of smoke into the air and wounding six workers. It was not immediately clear how much — if any — radiation had been released.

The explosion at the plant's Unit 3, which authorities have been frantically trying to cool following a system failure in the wake of a massive earthquake and tsunami, triggered an order for hundreds of people to stay indoors, said Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano.

it took them almost two days to announce the injuries resulting from the first explosion but at least they're admitting up front to the injuries due to this one...
The blast follows a similar explosion Saturday that took place at the plant's Unit 1, which injured four workers and caused mass-evacuations.

Japan's nuclear safety agency said six workers were injured in Monday's explosion but it was not immediately clear how, or whether they were exposed to radiation. They were all conscious, said the agency's Ryohei Shomi.

there's no way this is going to end well...

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