Saturday, March 19, 2011

Japanese Prime Minister ensures that all information given Fukushima

Tokyo (Reuters) Prime Minister of Japan, Naoto Kan, said Friday that his government is releasing all the information available about the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear Fukushima-1 by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami on Friday. "We've been saying frankly that the situation concerning nuclear plant accident is still very serious," he said on television.

On the other hand, the deputy director general of the Agency for Nuclear and Industrial Safety, Hideohiko Nishiyama, said that the Japanese engineers can not say yet whether the damaged reactor under control. "With water spraying operations, we are fighting a fire that can not see," he explained.

"The fire is not being extended, but still can not say that is controlled," he added. Meanwhile, the company Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO), responsible for Fukushima-1, said Saturday morning could be restored power at the reactor number 4. Earlier, the Agency for Nuclear and Industrial Safety announced that electricity would return to the reactors 1 and 2 on Saturday.

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