Originally Posted by kurt1288;12735184 http://english.kyodonews.jp/news/
is reporting the fire at Reactor 4 is now put out and that the explosion was a hydrogen explosion.
Now when they say put out, the question stands was it put out by the crew at the plant or the fact that it burned itself out in, say, a nitrogen explosion.
These poor guys at/ around this plant just can't get a break. So let's see.
First Reactor 1 blows. No containment issues
Then Reactor 3 blows. More damage to building but still no major release.
Subsequently 2 blows and breaks the pressure vessel causing a substantial release which is now being blows toward Tokyo.
Fire starts at the SHUTDOWN reactor 4 and causes that to blow.
Let's how 5 and 6 don't decide to spontaneously catch fire now (I know this isn't possible).