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apan Quake: Nuclear Plant Meltdown Fears * * * o Share * Comments Andy Jack, Sky News Online An explosion has reportedly been heard and plumes of white smoke seen at an earthquake-hit nuclear plant in Japan - amid fears of a possible meltdown.
# 0803: Japan's NHK TV also has that report of an explosion, which it says was "near" the Fukushima-Daiichi plant. The Tokyo Electric Power Company - which runs the plant - says some workers were injured, NHK reports.
# 0810: Japanese media reports say that radioactivity has risen 20-fold outside the Fukushima-Daiichi plant.
Outer structure of building that houses reactor at Fukushima plant appears to have blown off - NHK