27 Mar '11, 2am

The UN chief nuclear inspector, Yukiya Amano, says Japan's nuclear crisis is 'still far from the end'

The UN chief nuclear inspector, Yukiya Amano, says Japan's nuclear crisis is 'still far from the end'

This handout picture, released from the Japanese Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency via Jiji Press, shows engineers checking facilities at the central control room of the Tokyo Electric Power Co No. 1 Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. -- PHOTO: AFP NEW YORK - THE world's chief nuclear inspector said on Saturday that Japan was 'still far from the end of the accident' at its Fukushima nuclear complex, The New York Times reported. Yukiya Amano, the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, cautioned that the nuclear emergency could go on for weeks, if not months more. He spoke to the Times by telephone from Vienna, where the IAEA is based. Radiation levels have soared in seawater near the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, Japanese officials said on Saturday, as engineers struggled to stabilise the power station two weeks after it was hit by a...

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