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Once again difficult link with Shepard Smith coming from -- Tokyo he's back.
And -- apologize for the breakup in the signal as I mentioned.
It's a windy morning and working off a small satellite dish here in Tokyo.
But I can tell you that the concern was that they wouldn't be able to contain the pressure and that they wouldn't be able to contain the heat around those nuclear fuel rods.
All we know is witnesses on scene at that reactor number two say they've witnessed an explosion of some kind -- they've heard an explosion of some kind.
Adam Housley has about.
I don't know seventy miles closer -- there than I am at the moment Adam there's no one close enough journalists or otherwise as far as I know.
To be able to report exactly what that explosion was -- they've.
Cleared out the area.
But any sign of an explosion near the bed reactor number two.
If if if the reports are accurate and they've come over Associated Press wires if they are accurate that could be very bad news indeed.
That's silly Japanese have -- in the previous close -- have been a number of others over the course of recent days.
They said that it's been a good thing in some ways because -- relieves the -- now.
Other nuclear scientists from other countries has has suggested that it isn't -- a positive thing and that it could potentially lead to -- full meltdown.
As you mentioned there is no media really in that area -- all pulled back.
There a couple of cities near there where there are some media that I we stayed in touch -- with and have heard from.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- So -- out work here to see what's happening there again the US military also watching this extremely closely because we have a significant number of elements in this area.
The new color scientist that a ball with the military are also helping us separate -- fly overs during all sorts of as I didn't exist bodies of their own and that nobody watches what happened.
Happens at these locations to -- north.
Bad I'm just for a little bit of clarity here I reported earlier that witnesses said that they'd heard an explosion there.
Now we're getting this report from the Japanese nuclear safety agency which is making it official now that witnesses have confirmed an explosion at unit number two.
We don't know exactly where we don't know exactly what this means but we fully expect within the moments ahead.
That will get more details from this I can't report that we had about a four point one tremor here in Tokyo a few hours ago.
You're always kind of leery of such things because the aftershocks continue to -- four point one certainly one that you noticed.
But -- think it woke up people around Tokyo because they're frankly pretty chill about these things.
As they happen here and have been happening the last few days days quite often the bigger concern across the nation until we get more details on this new explosion.
Are the fuel food and water shortages the reports in Tokyo indicate.
Adam that hundreds of thousands of people -- shelters that they're having a very difficult time getting food and water and that there's almost no fuel to be head.
That's actually right you were on the edge of the disaster zone or located -- -- and it does not really came through here was about nine feet high.
-- and it took a significant area as you traveled through these cities and towns Monday.
Pastor's on again about seventy miles from the epicenter and your body stores if there even open the shelves are empty and so hot Moody's put out people who don't you all again -- You go to gas station almost all of them are close did you see a gas station open the line is massive you know hours long -- many times you'll get all the way to the front and obeyed no gas left.
-- electricity is intermittent communication are intermittent.
And the Bob you guys ever here really is that it's very cold the winds now blowing over -- down into the twenties.
And without electricity as you move closer to that at the -- where there has been really no electricity since the earthquake and tsunami.
That's where the concern really is you can't get -- in there the infrastructure a lot these areas is gone back to road just off the street from us not a good picture of yesterday is boggled.
It's it's hard to even explain how this rolled looks at me cracks and buckled as it -- took -- sheet and shook it out.
And that's the situation is separate and much of this northern Martin and that's a concern because as that particular situation continues as that -- -- of evacuation of 3540 miles now to the outskirts.
All of that area.
You can't get in there to get -- people food and supplies and the US military of course can't get in there -- loss ever because of the threat of the nuclear examination.
-- the Japanese government has just confirmed what we've been reporting from the nuclear regulatory agency here.
And that is that there has indeed been an explosion unit number two at the nuclear facility which about which there's been so much concern were now.
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