update – 3 pm pacific time:
wow – japan can’t catch a break…check out the video below, and you’ll see numerous bright explosions that are more likely to be from exploding depleted uranium rounds than not. DU is highly unstable, very explosive, and when it explodes, it creates clouds of radioactive gas and particulants, some of which will be deadly for millions of years to come.
here’s some raw footage of the explosion and aftermath, as the fire is extinguished later in the day…
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.
NHK has a fixed camera nearby (5 kilometers from the plant). The second explosion took place at 8AM on April 22. (My original post on the accident is here.)
So far, 1 worker is dead, 11 workers including workers at the adjacent plant injured, with two severely injured. 5 residents living nearby were injured by broken glass.
8AM explosion captured by the NHK camera:
Firefighting continues at the plant, (which looks more like Fukushima I Nuke Plant…):