UPDATE 2: Japan’s nuclear reactor "not damaged" in explosion

By Dr. Heather Johnstone

According to a report from the AFP news agency, a spokesman for the Japanese government confirmed that the nuclear reactor container at the Fukushima-Daiichi plant had not been damaged in today’s explosion.

The spokesman added that the level of radiation in the area surrounding the nuclear power plant had dropped, and that the pressure in the reactor was also decreasing.

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