Japanese Nuclear Plant Rocked by Second Blast : Discovery News:
"Explosions have rocked two overheating reactors at the aging Fukushima plant, located 250 kilometers (160 miles) northeast of Tokyo, after the cooling systems were knocked out by Friday's 8.9-magnitude quake.
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, officials said.
On Monday, shortly after Kan said the plant was still in an 'alarming' state, a blast at its number-three reactor shook the facility, injuring 11 people and sending plumes of smoke billowing into the sky.
Chief government spokesman Yukio Edano said the plant's operator TEPCO reported the reactor was probably undamaged and there was a low possibility of a major radiation leak at the plant.
Later Monday the cooling system at the number two reactor failed, Jiji Press reported -- the sort of failure that preceded the explosions in the number one and three reactors.
Authorities have declared an exclusion zone within a 20-kilometer (12-mile) radius of the plant and evacuated 210,000 people."Rush Limbaugh opened his show with similar news, along with commentary that the media is hoping for a nuclear disaster.
My observation is the political left, especially those in media, will make the big disaster anything that happens with the nuclear reactors and the earthquake/tsunami will fade to the background.
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