14 Mar '11, 2am

Japan PM Naoto Kan said the Fukushima nuclear plant, damaged by Friday's earthquake, is in 'alarming' condition

Japan PM Naoto Kan said the Fukushima nuclear plant, damaged by Friday's earthquake, is in 'alarming' condition

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan speaks at a press conference where he outlined the risk of large-scale power outages and the need to save energy after a massive earthquake shut down some atomic power plants. -- PHOTO: AFP TOKYO - A NUCLEAR power plant damaged by Japan's deadly earthquake and tsunami is still in an 'alarming' state, Prime Minister Naoto Kan said Monday according to Kyodo News. Some of the reactors at the Fukushima No. 1 plant have lost their cooling function, amid fears of a meltdown when radiation levels rose over the weekend. The government is pumping seawater to cool the core. The plant was damaged by Friday's quake and ensuing tsunami which hit the north-east coast. -- AFP Read also: Breaking News Pictures: Destruction in Japan Slow journey to disaster zone S.Korea to supply natural gas to quake-hit Japan 5.8-magnitude quake strikes off Japan, no tsun...

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