Quake-hit Japanese nuclear plant loses emergency cooling system

A quake-hit Japanese nuclear plant, still hurting from an explosion at one of its reactors, has also lost its emergency cooling system at another reactor, Reuters reported on Sunday, quoting officials at Japans nuclear power safety agency.

The emergency cooling system is no longer functioning at the No.3 reactor at Fukushima-1 nuclear power station facility, requiring the facility to urgently secure a means to supply water to the reactor, officials said.

On Saturday, an explosion blew off the roof and upper walls of the building housing the facility’s No. 1 reactor causing jitters over a possible radiation leak. The authorities later allayed public fears saying the blast had not affected the reactor’s core and that only a small amount of radiation had been released

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