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Chemical Complex is on fire with nuclear fuel in Yamaguchi
« on: April 22, 2012, 11:15:28 PM »
Chemical Complex is on fire with nuclear fuel in Yamaguchi



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At 2:20 of 4/22/2012, Iwakuni Otake Petrochemical Complex of Mitsui chemicals got lightning strike to explode.

The complex is still on fire, and 3379 units of radioactive waste (200L in each unit) and Uranium for nuclear fuel are preserved in the site.

The state of the uranium and radioactive waste is not reported yet.

Windows were broken and several people got injured.

http://margotbworldnews.com/News/Apr/Apr21/fire.html

Japan Chemical Plant Blast Kills 1, Injures 17 People

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The government has not stated that the depleted uranium is stored at the complex, It claims there has been no release of toxic materials from the fire. There are a number of companies that store radioactive waste on the premise, and Mitsui Chemical’s complex in Yamaguchi Prefecture is one of them.


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Re: Chemical Complex is on fire with nuclear fuel in Yamaguchi
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2012, 11:17:16 PM »
Petrochemical Complex Explosion JAPAN

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Published on Apr 22, 2012 by RussiaToday

Two explosions at a chemical plant in western Japan on Sunday killed one worker and injured 22 others, including plant workers and nearby residents. The blasts occurred at Mitsui Chemicals Iwakuni-Ohtake plant as workers were trying to shut down the factory due to a problem in another section of the plant. Mitsui Chemicals, which is based in Waki in Yamaguchi Prefecture, produces adhesives for wood and rubber tyres. The first explosion occurred at about 2 a.m. local time, killing a 22-year-old factory employee and injuring 11 employees. At 8 a.m. local time a second explosion was caught on a surveillance camera, but the buildings were evacuated beforehand and no was hurt. More than 430 buildings, including nearby homes, were damaged in the blast. The fire department and police are investigating what caused the massive explosions. According to the police, there were no dangers of toxic leakage. The flames were brought under control about 15 hours after the second explosion.

Two threads on ATS about it...

Japan Chemical Plant Explosion: Radioactive Depleted Uranium on Site


Chemical Complex is on fire with nuclear fuel in Yamaguchi
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