New and 3rd hydrogen explosion rocks stricken Japan reactor

A fresh explosion rocked Japan’s quake-stricken nuclear power complex on Tuesday, around its overheating No.2 reactor, but there was no immediate word of any damage to the reactor itself, the country’s nuclear safety agency said.

Jiji news agency quoted authorities as saying radiation levels around the complex immediately after the blast, the third in as many days, were still relatively low, but it added that some workers had been told to leave the plant.

Authorities at the Fukushima Daiichi complex, damaged in Friday’s massive earthquake and tsunami, are trying to prevent meltdowns in all three of the plant’s nuclear reactors.

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