14 Mar '11, 10am

Japan nuclear agency: 'absolutely no possibility of a Chernobyl' style accident at the Fukushima No. 1 plant

A news footage by Japanese public broadcaster NHK on March 14, 2011 shows the moment of a hydrogen explosion at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station number three reactor on March 14, 2011. An explosion shook a quake-damaged Japanese nuclear power plant on March 14 and plumes of smoke rose from the building. -- PHOTO: AFP PARIS - JAPAN'S nuclear safety agency said there is 'absolutely no possibility of a Chernobyl' style accident at the Fukushima No. 1 plant, the national strategy minister said on Monday, as quoted by Jiji Press. The minister, Koichiro Genba, made the comment citing the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency at a meeting of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan. Meanwhile, France's industry minister said the risk of meltdown at a Japanese nuclear plant stricken by a huge earthquake was 'worrying' and a nuclear disaster could not be ruled out. 'The situati...

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