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Second Explosion At Nuclear Plant, US Aircraft Carrier Sails Into Radioactive Cloud

Posted By admin On March 14, 2011 @ 3:35 am In Featured Stories,U.S. News | Comments Disabled

BBC News [1]
Monday, March 14, 2011

A second explosion has hit a Japanese nuclear plant that was damaged in Friday’s earthquake, but officials said the reactor core was still intact.

A huge column of smoke billowed from Fukushima Daiichi’s reactor 3, two days after a blast hit reactor 1.

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

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

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US aircraft carrier reportedly sails into radioactive cloud

Jerusalem Post [2]
Monday, March 14, 2011

The US Pentagon was expected to announce that US sailors on the USS Ronald Reagan, an aircraft carrier, were exposed to radiation when the carrier sailed into a radioactive cloud off the coast of Japan, according to a New York Times report.

US government officials told the NY Times that sailors and other military personnel onboard were exposed to a month’s worth of radiation in an hour’s time. They added that US helicopters flying humanitarian missions some 60 miles north of damaged Japanese reactors were coated with particulate radiation. Theaircraft were washed off.

Despite the scare, officials said there was no indication that any of the military personnel experienced ill effects from the exposure, comparing it to “natural background radiation” that all people are exposed to daily.

A second hydrogen explosion rocked a stricken nuclear power plant in Japan where authorities have been scrambling to avert a meltdown after last week’s devastating earthquake and tsunami.

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[1] BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12729138

[2] Jerusalem Post: http://www.jpost.com/International/Article.aspx?id=212057

[3] Image: http://www.stansberryresearch.com/pro/1011PSIENDVD/PPSIM128/PR

[4] Regulator Says Radioactive Water Leaking Into Ocean From Japanese Nuclear Plant: http://www.prisonplanet.com/regulator-says-radioactive-water-leaking-into-ocean-from-japanese-nuclear-plant.html

[5] Chain Reaction: Third Explosion at Fukushima Nuclear Plant: http://www.prisonplanet.com/emergency-cooling-effort-failing-at-japanese-reactor-deepening-crisis.html

[6] Second Japanese Nuclear Plant Suffers Radioactive Leak: http://www.prisonplanet.com/second-japanese-nuclear-plant-suffers-radioactive-leak.html

[7] Highly radioactive water spreads at Japan plant: http://www.prisonplanet.com/highly-radioactive-water-spreads-at-japan-plant.html

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