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The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Yukiya Amano, has said he wants more timely and detailed information about developments at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant from the Japanese authorities. "The problem is very complicated, we do not have all the details of the information so what we can do is limited," he told a news conference in Vienna, according to Reuters. "I am trying to further improve the communication." Mr Amano said the UN agency planned to send a team of experts to Japan, possibly to help with environmental monitoring.
Fears that America could be hit by the nuclear fallout from the Japan earthquake have dramatically increased as workers prepared to abandon a reactor crippled by the earthquake and tsunami last night in the face of what is set to become the world's second worst nuclear disaster - topped only by Chernobyl.
Damage at the number two reactor at the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power complex is worse than thought, the Japanese government admitted tonight, sparking fears for human health both in Japan and the U.S.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has admitted it is 'quite possible' the fallout could reach America.
Originally posted by angelchemuel
Yellowstone..Norris gone potty!
I also need to say that myself and another friend here in the UK smelt something very weird in our air this pm....we live 112 miles apart!
Originally posted by greenCo
This 12 guys are just heroes!!!!
2051: A small group of workers have been battling around the clock to stave off disaster at Fukushima Daiichi. The BBC's Aidan Lewis says: "The few dozen who are left have faced explosions and fires as they rush to pump sea water into overheated reactors. The workers are being rotated in and out, to try to limit their exposure to radiation. They are also assumed to be wearing sophisticated protective clothing."
www.bbc.co.uk...edit on 15-3-2011 by greenCo because: mispelled
Workers are currently unable to approach the storage pool due to the high radiation levels. Tokyo Electric Company is studying the possibility of using fire engines and other options to inject water into the reactor.