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Explosion, Radiation Leaks from Japan's Quake-Hit Nuclear Plant


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Explosion, Radiation Leaks from Japan's Quake-Hit Nuclear Plant

Chris Meyers and Kim Kyung-hoon

FUKUSHIMA, Japan - Radiation leaked from Japan's earthquake-crippled nuclear plant on Saturday after a blast blew the roof off, and authorities prepared to distribute iodine to people in the vicinity to protect them from exposure.

The government insisted radiation levels were low because although the explosion severely damaged the main building of the plant, it had not affected the reactor core container.