TOKYO -- (Marketwire) -- 03/15/11 -- Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- On Tuesday, March 15, at 6:14 a.m. JST, Unit 2 at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station experienced an explosion that has compromised the suppression pool, which is responsible for regulating the pressure within the reactor vessel. The high pressures experienced within the reactor have dropped, but the compromised reactor housing is allowing the escape of radiation.
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On the same day, loud explosion-like sounds originating from Unit 4 were heard at 6:00 a.m. JST. Afterwards, officials observed significant damage to the roof of the reactor housing and discovered a fire on the fourth floor of the housing at 9:38 a.m. IIR's quality-assurance philosophy, the Living Forward Reporting Principle, provides up-to-the-minute intelligence on what's happening now, while constantly keeping track of future opportunities. For more information send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us online at www.industrialinfo.com.