Power restored at Japanese nuclear plant

Power has been restored to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, damaged by the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on March 11th.

 earthquake in Japan

earthquake in Japan

Still, Graham Andrew, of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says the situation there remains “very serious”.

“There continue to be some improvements at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant but the overall situation remains very serious. High levels of contamination have been measured in the locality of the plant. On the Fukushima site the highest concern remains the spent fuel in the storage ponds of eight reactor unit, particularly Unit 4.”

Mr. Andrew said that in the coming days the IAEA will have radiation monitoring teams working in and around Fukushima and Tokyo.

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