13 Mar '11, 7am

Japan's top government spokesman warned of the risk of a second explosion at the quake-hit Fukushima nuclear plant.

Japan's top government spokesman warned of the risk of a second explosion at the quake-hit Fukushima nuclear plant.

Reactors are seen at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant in Fukushima Prefecture. A hydrogen explosion could occur at Unit 3 of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex. -- PHOTO: REUTERS TOKYO - JAPAN'S top government spokesman on Sunday warned of the risk of a second explosion at the quake-hit Fukushima nuclear plant, but said that reactor three could withstand it as reactor one did a day earlier. 'There is the possibility of an explosion in the number three reactor, as in the case of the first reactor,' Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano told a televised press conference - but he added that the reactor would survive and that there would be no adverse affect on the health of nearby residents. He said the risk of a second explosion had been heightened by a hydrogen buildup in reactor three when cooling water levels fell. The nuclear plant's operator ...

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