A powerful explosion has hit a nuclear power station in north-eastern Japan which was badly damaged in Friday’s devastating earthquake and tsunami. A building housing a reactor was destroyed, but authorities said the reactor itself was intact.
The government sought to play down fears of a meltdown at the Fukushima 1 plant. But officials later announced the cooling system of a second reactor at the plant had failed. The news sparked fears of a the risk of a further explosion or leak of radioactive material.
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