Japan has been bombarded by catastrophic events, and it just seems to be getting worse. Watching all this from the other side of the globe, it all seems so surreal!
Earlier today, water levels at Fukushima’s nuclear plant dropped and exposed the uranium fuel rods, raising the likelihood of a meltdown. Workers at the site managed to raise the water level again, but the rods have been fully exposed twice today. This came a short while after a a hydrogen explosion ripped through a separate reactor. Japanese officials say the nuclear fuel rods appear to be melting inside all three of the most troubled reactors.
Watch the actual explosion here:
These are the latest pictures of Fukushima’s nuclear reactors in Japan, that are ‘highly likely’ to face meltdown.
A screen grab taken from news footage by Japanese public broadcaster NHK shows the moment of a hydrogen explosion at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station number three reactor today. Picture: AFP Source: AFP
A screen grab taken from news footage by Japanese public broadcaster NHK and analysed by CNN that shows the moment of a hydrogen explosion at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station number three reactor today.
This image made from Japan’s NHK public television via Kyodo News shows the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant’s Unit 3 after an explosion Monday morning, March 14, 2011, in Okumamachi, Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan. Japan’s chief cabinet secretary said a hydrogen explosion has occurred at Unit 3. The blast was similar to an earlier one at a different unit of the facility. (AP Photo/NHK TV via Kyodo News)
Unit 1 reactor of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, left, with its top part of walls blown off after Saturday’s explosion is seen with other units including Unit 3 reactor, second from right, where a hydrogen explosion could occur in Okumamachi, Fukushima Prefecture (state) in Japan, Sunday, March 13, 2011. This photo was taken from Tamura city in Fukushima Prefecture. (AP Photo/Kyodo News, Masaru Nishimoto)
Fukushima Daiichi power plant’s Unit 1 is seen in Okumamachi, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, Friday, March 11, 2011. The nuclear power plant affected by a massive earthquake is facing a possible meltdown, an official with Japan’s nuclear safety commission said Saturday. (AP Photo/The Yomiuri Shimbun, Yasushi Kanno)