The 4-th unit of the Japanese nuclear power plant emergency, "Fukushima-1" today, a massive explosion. No injuries were reported.
As representatives of the emergency operator station Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO), the explosion occurred near the remote controlled bulldozer that shoveled radioactive debris. It is possible that he touched the ground prikopat in a gas cylinder. Increase of background radiation dosimetrists not fixed, the ITAR-TASS news agency.
Meanwhile, in the lower areas of the first reactor nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1" dramatically increased the content of radioactive substances. The concentration of radioactive isotopes of iodine-131, cesium-137 and cesium-134 is ten thousand times higher than the normal rate for the water in the reactor cooling systems. In TEPCO also concerned about a noticeable influx of water into the basement of the reactor and related technical wells. Now they have accumulated 17,700 tons of hazardous liquid, and the last day of its level rose by 40 centimeters.