Explosion possible at Japanese nuclear plant

Explosion possible at Japanese nuclear plant

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said the No. 3 reactor of the plant could resist the possible blast, Xinhua reported. An explosion took place Saturday at the plant in which four people were injured.

A 9-magnitude quake followed by tsunami rocked northeastern Japan Friday, killing over 1,000 people.

According to reports, nuclear reactors at the Fukushima I and II plants lost their cooling functions after power and backup generators were cut off due to the devastating quake.