Heavy fire and explosions after Japan earthquake on March 11, 2011 burns out of control at Cosmo Oil Co.’s refinery near Tokyo in Chiba prefecture.
The 8.9-magnitude earthquake that affected the region triggered a tsunami that swept away vehicles, ships and buildings, and started fires. The refinery fire is on the east side of Tokyo Bay.
In Japan, several crude-processing plants and nuclear power reactors have been shut to avoid further mishaps, including 11 reactors from Japan Atomic Power Co, Tokyo Electric Power Co. and Tohoku Electric Power Co.
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Bloomberg has quoted spokesman Yusuke Kaneda as stating that the Cosmo Oil refinery produces 220,000 barrel-a-day, and is burning after a fire started at the plant’s storage tanks.
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