Second explosion at Mitsui plant – FNN confirms depleted uranium – Kyodo: 3,400 drums with radioactive materials

April 22nd, 2012

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(ENENews) – “Did not appear to have any effect on radiation levels” –

UPDATED HERE: NHK: Another Mitsui chemical plant had trouble BEFORE multiple explosions — All plants were halted at time of blasts (VIDEO)

UPDATE II: AFP: Officials “waiting for combustible materials to burn out” after Japan explosions — Fire not extinguished — May take days to determine cause

UPDATE III: Kyodo Gets Suspicious? Mitsui “claimed” radioactive agent is harmless to people — Radiation mentioned 4 times — Explosions started breaking out while shutting down plant

Follow-up to: Explosion at Japan chemical complex, still burning — 3,379 containers of nuclear waste onsite — Reports of depleted uranium — Gov’t says no release of toxic material (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

One employee was killed and 11 others were injured early Sunday as flames and explosions ripped through a glue factory in Waki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, police said. [...]

There has been no confirmation that toxic gases were emitted. [...]

The plant had 3,400 drums of used catalytic agent that contained radioactive materials on the premises, but the explosions did not appear to have any effect on radiation levels.

The radioactive agent is harmless to people, Mitsui Chemicals said.

Via EXSKF: FNN News says there are about 3,400 containers of depleted uranium at the plant, but according to Mitsui Chemical there is no damage to the containers. [...] The second explosion took place at 8AM on April 22. Press Release from Mitsui

Source: ENE News

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