Breaking News
Nagaland Post Logo
You are here:  Skip Navigation LinksHome » Show story
Japan on ‘maximum’ nuclear alert
Published on 30 Mar. 2011 1:03 AM IST
Print  Text Size

Japan’s prime minister said the country is on “maximum alert” over its nuclear crisis as radiation continued to seep out of the disabled Fukushima nuclear plant and traces of plutonium have been found in the soil.
Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Tuesday also warned that the situation remains “unpredictable” at the earthquake-damaged plant. He said his government is giving its complete attention to halting the radiation leaks.
Officials announced earlier that dangerous plutonium has been detected in the soil in five locations around the plant, more than two weeks after a massive earthquake and tsunami crippled the plant’s cooling systems.
Japanese officials have said the presence of plutonium in the soil is evidence of a meltdown in the core of the number 3 reactor, the only one of six at the plant that uses plutonium in its fuel.
More bodies are discovered daily as search crews make their way through the rubble of Japan’s northeast coast, bringing the toll by Tuesday to more than 11,000 dead and 17,000 missing.

Comments:(0) Login or Register to post your Comment
(Available for registered users only)
More News