Fukushima Fire? Alleged Explosion at Unit 4 on Video; Not Confirmed

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
May 21, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

A video that was posted online this week claims that the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant’s Unit 4 exploded and caught on fire.

The grainy video footage was uploaded to YouTube and LiveLeak.

Little context is offered other than that.

The video footage was purportedly captured on Tuesday, May 20.

The original video was uploaded by a Japanese YouTube channel before another user took the footage and overdubbed it with his commentary.

Starting at the 1:17 mark in the video, what appears to be smoke, fog, or mist washes over the power plant. However, there appears to be no fire or explosion.

The footage or fire could not be verified by The Epoch Times.

Some blogs claimed there was a “huge” explosion and fire.

There were no mainstream or local reports about a fire and explosion at Unit 4.

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.