Japan atom plant's main vessel may be damaged

By JPOST.COM STAFF
March 15, 2011 16:54






VIENNA - An explosion on Monday at Japan's disaster-hit nuclear plant may have damaged the primary containment vessel of one reactor unit, the Vienna-based UN nuclear watchdog said.




The International Atomic Energy Agency said the explosion at the Fukushima Daiichi unit 2 "may have affected the integrity of its primary containment vessel."


The IAEA said primary containment vessels of units 1 and 3 appeared intact despite explosions there. It said units at the Fukushima Daini, Onagawa, and Tokai nuclear power plants were in a safe and stable condition.


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