Japan Nuclear plant explodes before US' coolant works

Explosion in Japan
Tokyo, Mar 12: A massive explosion has been reported from Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant. Following the deadly earthquake and tsunami in the country, the plant reportedly had undergone severe damages. Unfortunately, the explosion happened before the coolant, sent by the US, could start operating.

Witnesses are revealing that a huge explosion have occurred in the plant and many have been injured as a result. Smoke bellowed out of Tokyo Electric Power Co's (TEPCO) Fukushima No 1 nuclear power plant, confirmed Jiji news agency.

Japan's Nuclear Safety Agency has reveled that the explosion was not of the reactors, but occurred in the plant. Reports suggest that the outer wall of the building holding the first reactor was blown off in the impact.

However, Japan earlier declared a state of emergency at five atomic reactors and evacuating thousands of residents, as it launched a mammoth relief operation in tsunami hit regions of the country.

Enhancing its helping hands towards Japan, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced, "We just had our Air Force assets in Japan transport some really important coolant to one of the nuclear plants."

"So Air Force planes were able to deliver that. So we're really deeply involved in trying to do as much as we can on behalf of the Japanese and on behalf of US citizens," Clinton added.

However, despite Hillary Clinton's public announcement about the coolant, there are rumours in the media that US military did not provide any coolant for a Japanese nuclear plant.

US President Barack Obama also confirmed the news of coolant as Obama claimed, "We currently have an aircraft carrier in Japan, and another is on its way. We also have a ship en route to the Marianas Islands to assist as needed."

A Coolant is a fluid agent (gas or liquid) that produces cooling; especially one used to cool a system by transferring heat away from one part to another.

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