New blast at Japan nuclear plant
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A second explosion has hit a nuclear plant in Japan damaged in Friday's earthquake, but officials said the reactor core was still intact.

TV footage showed smoke rising from Fukushima Daiichi's reactor 3, two days after an explosion hit reactor 1.

The latest blast, said to have been caused by a hydrogen build-up, injured 11 people, one of them seriously.

Soon afterwards, the government announced a third reactor at the plant had lost its cooling system.

Officials played down any health risk, but the US military - which has been helping the relief effort - said it had moved away from the area after one of its aircraft carriers detected low-level radiation 100 miles (160km) offshore.

Technicians have been battling to cool three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi plant since Friday, when the quake and tsunami combined to knock out the cooling system.(BBC)
Published on: March 14, 2011 - 10:11 am
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