March 14, 2011 / 2:54 AM / 9 years ago

Japan: new reactor blast unlikely to have caused big leak

TOKYO (Reuters) - A fresh explosion at Japan’s quake-stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex on Monday is unlikely to have led to a large escape of radioactivity, the government said.

Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano was speaking after a hydrogen explosion at the plant, which sent a plume of smoke into the air.

Reporting by Elaine Lies; Editing by Mark Bendeich

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