Explosion rocks Japan nuclear power plant

Explosion rocks quake-damaged nuclear power plant in Japan. May be the most serious nuclear power crisis since the Chernobyl disaster.

The Washington Post is reporting that an explosion rocked one of Japan’s nuclear power plants, causing a portion of a building to crumble, sending white smoke billowing into the air and prompting Japanese officials to warn those in the vicinity to cover their mouths and stay indoors. Read more via Washington Post.

Washington Post liveblog

The New York Times’ liveblog

Al-Jazeera’s liveblog

CNN’s liveblog

Guardian liveblog

Yahoo! News has compiled a list of ways to donate to the relief effort.

Deborah Byrd