Third Explosion at quake hit Nuclear Plant in Japan

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Third explosion at Fukushima: Image by Guardian.co.uk

When Japanese authorities couldn’t even recover the damage form the second blast at the nuclear site, A third explosion in four days rocked the earthquake-damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in northeast Japan early on Tuesday (15th March, 2011) 6:10 AM in Japan (2110 GMT), injuring 15 workers and military personnel and exposing up to 190 people to the hazardous level of nuclear radiation

The troubles at the Daiichi complex began when the earth quake of 8.9 magnitude stroked Japan’s northeast with tsunami knocked out the power at the nuclear reactor, malfunctioning the cooling systems which are needed to keep nuclear fuel from melting down.

This fresh explosion has added to the trouble for Japanese authorities, earlier when it seemed that things are coming back in control this new explosion has caused more damage than the previous one. Foreign aid workers and ships helping Japan in evacuation and tsunami monitoring work had to move away to avoid any damage from radiations.

Japan is facing the worst disaster ever after the nuclear bomb blast during WWII in 1945 at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, while that was man versus man, this is nature versus man and we all should in some way help Japanese people, they have contributed a lot for this world in terms of technology, market and economy.

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Sanskar Shrivastava is the founder of international students' journal, The World Reporter. Passionate about dynamic occurrence in geopolitics, Sanskar has been studying and analyzing geopolitcal events from early life. At present, Sanskar is a student at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture and will be moving to Duke University.