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A explosion has occurred at the nuclear power plant that was in Friday’s catastrophic earthquake and tsunami. Nuclear reactor 3 from the Fukushima plant suffered a explosion to that which hit reactor 1 on Saturday. Officials say the did not damage the casing which houses the uranium fuel rods in the reactor’s . Experts believe the latest explosion was by a build-up of hydrogen in the building that the core. Japan’s prime minister Naoto Kan has told people there is no of a radioactive leak, but warned the situation to the reactors is still critical. He described recent events as "the biggest Japan has encountered in the 65 years since the end of World War II".

Japan is beginning to understand more of its tragedies. The death toll is slowly . Police found over 2,000 bodies on the coastline of Miyagi prefecture on Monday and at least ten thousand people are in the port town of Minamisanriku. Tens of thousands of people have been from a 20-km radius of the Fukushima nuclear power plants – many they will never see their homes again. More than 22 Fukushima residents are being for the effects of exposure to radiation. The of Japan is extremely concerned about the ongoing at the power plants. Experts say a disaster on the of Chernobyl is highly unlikely. Nevertheless, the quiet fear and experienced by the Japanese raise questions about nuclear safety.


 


 
 
 
 
 
 
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