14 Mar '11, 7am

Reactor container at Fukushima plant undamaged: IAEA

VIENNA: The primary containment vessel at the quake-damaged Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan was not damaged in an explosion there Monday, the UN atomic watchdog IAEA said. "Japan’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) has provided the IAEA with further information about the hydrogen explosion that occurred today at the Unit 3 reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant," the International Atomic Energy Agency said in a statement. "The reactor building exploded but the primary containment vessel was not damaged. The control room of unit 3 remains operational." All personnel at the site were accounted for and six people were injured, the Vienna-based IAEA said. An explosion shook the Fukushima nuclear power plant Monday, injuring six people, but officials said the reactor container was not breached and there was no major rise in radiation. The blast was caused by ...

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