I have a fear that the Nuclear Radiation from Japan May Hit South Korea, considering the distance between Japan and the two Korean nations.
As of the latest news, Japan cannot control the nuclear radiation leaked from 6 of its nuclear reactors that were damaged by Friday’s most powerful earthquake that also triggered tsunamis. There have been fears that nuclear radiation will hit the Philippines, but this is not yet confirmed and no scientific studies have been done yet. Meanwhile, another big possibility is that Korea can be hit by nuclear radiation from Japan as it the radioactive materials can travel by air. Here’s the latest news on the nuclear radiation leaked from Japan Press.
An explosion Monday occurred at a building housing the No. 3 reactor of an earthquake-hit nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said.
The blast left seven people missing temporarily, but the whereabouts of them were confirmed shortly, according to Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501>, the operator of the plant. Six of them were injured, the company said.
What is believed to be a hydrogen explosion occurred at 11:01 a.m. (2:01 a.m. GMT) at the company’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, said the ministry’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency.
The blast is unlikely to have damaged the container of the reactor, nuclear agency officials said.
Tokyo Electric Power officials said the reactor container and the pressure vessel inside it were in a sound state as of 11:15 a.m.