Huge blast at Japan nuclear power plant

A massive explosion has struck a Japanese nuclear power plant after Friday's devastating earthquake.

A huge pall of smoke was seen coming from the plant at Fukushima and several workers were injured.

Japanese officials fear a meltdown at one of the plant's reactors after radioactive material was detected outside it.

A huge relief operation is under way after the 8.9-magnitude earthquake and tsunami, which killed more than 600.

Hundreds more people are missing and it is feared about 1,300 may have died. Full Story »

Posted by Samuel W. Velsor IV - via Amy Gahran, Memeorandum, BBC News, NewsRack (Energy), miker1717 (t), Shakthi Sivanathan (t), Kaizar Campwala (t), Jason Samfield (t), Mark Pegrum (t), Mayel de Borniol (t)

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