Further Japan Disaster Update

By Emily Glass

[Originally posted on http://edinburghnapiernews.com/2011/03/14/further-updates-on-the-japan-disaster/ on 14th March 2011]

Weather map of the Japanese tsunami

Following this morning’s fears that a nuclear meltdown is imminent after temperatures continued to rise in Fukushima’s second reactor, a government spokesman has released a statement saying another major explosion is unlikely. With the cooling water having evaporated, sea water is being reinjected into the plant to regain safer temperature levels.

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Japan Nuclear Disaster update

By Emily Glass

[Originally posted on http://edinburghnapiernews.com/2011/03/14/japan-update/ on 14th March 2011]

A second blast at Fukushima Daichii’s nuclear power plant has rocked Japan just three days after the first reactor exploded.

This latest explosion is said to be caused by a hydrogen build-up in reactor 3 and has left 11 people injured, one seriously.

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