14 Mar '11, 10am

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-- A new explosion has hit the Fukushima nuclear plant. The blast at the number 3 reactor, which happened just after 0200GMT, apparently did not breach the plant's reactor, the chief government spokesman Yukio Edano says, and there is a low possibility of a major radiation leak. But Edano confirmed that the cooling system at the number-two reactor also stopped after the blast and workers are preparing to douse it with sea water. The plant's operator TEPCO says six people were injured in the blast, which authorities said was probably a hydrogen explosion.A first explosion blew apart the building surrounding the plant's number-one reactor on Saturday but the seal around the reactor itself remained intact.

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