At approximately 11:01am, an explosive sound followed by white smoke
occurred at the reactor building of the Unit 3. It was believed to be a
According to the parameter, it is estimated that the reactor containment
vessel remains intact. However, the status of the plant and the impact of
radioactive materials to the outside environment are presently under
investigation. (previously announced)
As of 12:00 am, 4 TEPCO employees and 2 workers of related companies have
sustained injuries (all of them are conscious) and ambulances are on
their way to care for them.
As of 11:44 am, the measured value of radiation dose near MP6 is 20μSv/h
and the radiation level remains stable.
TEPCO continues to take all measures to restore the safety and security
of the site and are monitoring the site's immediate surroundings.