The agency said on Saturday that a person at the Fukushima Number One nuclear station reported that an explosion was heard and smoke was seen near one of the reactors.
The power station operator Tokyo Electric Power Company told the agency that 4 people were injured.
Video of the reactor in question shows the outer wall of the building that houses the reactor has disappeared.
Prefectural authorities say the power company informed them that the ceiling of the building collapsed after an explosion.
Agency: Uranium fuel may be melting at reactor
The government’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency says 2 radioactive substances, cesium and radioactive iodine, have been detected near the Number One reactor at the Fukushima Number One nuclear power station.
- Fukushima Power Plant Explosion Reported: Did Reactor Explode? (nowpublic.com)
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