JAPAN NUCLEAR FEAR

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STORY: JAPAN NUCLEAR FEAR DATELINE: March 14, 2011 LENGTH: 0:02:25 LOCATION: Tokyo INTRO Japan is faced with an escalating nuclear threat as a second blast occurred in a nuclear plant in the country's north east. The country has been battling to prevent a nuclear catastrophe after several nuclear plants were damaged by Friday's earthquake. Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan says his country is facing the biggest crisis since the end of World War II. PKG While battling the aftermath of the largest earthquake recorded, Japan is also confronted with another potentially devastating threat -- the radiation leak at nuclear plants damaged by the tremors. Four nuclear plants in Fukushima, 250 km north of Tokyo have reported damage, but the danger on Monday appeared to be the greatest at the Fukushima No.1 nuclear plant, which again was shook by an explosion. XChief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano confirmed at a press conference that a hydrogen blast occurred at the No. 3 reactor of the Powered by www.newslook.com Producer : Xinhua News Agency

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