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Japan confirms explosion, leakage at nuke plant

Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano confirmed today there has been an explosion and radiation leakage at Tokyo Electric Power Co's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Major tsunamis around the world | Major quakes | See pics | World's worst nuclear accidents

world Updated: Apr 11, 2011 14:49 IST

Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano confirmed on Saturday there has been an explosion and radiation leakage at Tokyo Electric Power Co's (TEPCO) Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

"We are looking into the cause and the situation and we'll make that public when we have further information," Edano said.

"At present, we think 10 km evacuation is appropriate."

Japan earlier in the day warned of a meltdown at a reactor at the plant, damaged when a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the northeast coast, but said the risk of radiation contamination was small.

Edano also said that Japan has expanded the evacuation area around the Fukushima Daini nuclear plant.

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