27 Mar '11, 3am

Japan \"still far from the end\" of nuclear accident

WASHINGTON: The head of the world's nuclear watchdog agency warned Saturday that Japan was "still far from the end of the accident" that struck its Fukushima nuclear complex, The New York Times reported. Japanese authorities were still unsure about whether the reactor cores and spent fuel were covered with the water needed to cool them, Yukiya Amano, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, told the newspaper. Amano said he saw a few "positive signs", with the restoration of some external electric power to the plant, the paper reported. But he added that "more efforts should be done to put an end to the accident." The nuclear emergency could go on for weeks, if not months, given the enormous damage to the plant, he warned. Amano, a former Japanese diplomat who took over the IAEA in late 2009, told the Times his biggest concern was the spent fuel rods sit...

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