The explosion and the release of white smoke occurred on Saturday at the earthquake Japanese nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1", where previously there were meltdown of the nuclear fuel.
By reportedly injured several people. The incident occurred on the first nuclear reactor in 16:00 local time (10:00 MSK). Previously, in order to prevent the destruction of the reactor containment was conducted in an atmosphere of dumping of radioactive steam. Then, in the cooling circuits of the reactor began to pump fire pumps sea water.
"Fukushima" — the world's largest nuclear power complex, it supplies energy Tokyo. Actually consists of two nuclear power plants, their total capacity — 8800 MW. Problems occurred at the first station — it was launched in 1971. It operates six reactors. For comparison — the Chernobyl nuclear power plant before the accident produces 3800 megawatts.
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A powerful bomb exploded at a nuclear power plant in Japan
On Saturday afternoon at the Japanese nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1" was an explosion, Reuters reported citing local media.
Japanese broadcaster NHK showed footage NPP, which show that the collapsed wall of the station and raised a huge cloud of smoke.
TV also reported that there are victims — the staff station. The exact number is unknown.