04 Apr '11, 12am

Japan has warned that it could take 'months' to stop radiation leaking from the Fukushima nuclear plant

Japan has warned that it could take 'months' to stop radiation leaking from the Fukushima nuclear plant

Workers wearing protective suits spray adhesive synthetic resin over the ground at the Tokyo Electric Power Co's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Fukushima prefecture. -- PHOTO: AP TOKYO - JAPAN warned on Sunday it could take months to stop radiation leaking from a nuclear plant crippled by a huge earthquake and tsunami three weeks ago, while voters said a coalition would better handle the crisis and post-quake recovery effort. An aide to embattled Prime Minister Naoto Kan said the government's priority was to stop radiation leaks which were scaring the public and hindering work on cooling overheated nuclear fuel rods. 'We have not escaped from a crisis situation, but it is somewhat stabilised,' said Goshi Hosono, a ruling party lawmaker and aide to Mr Kan. 'How long will it take to achieve (the goal of stopping the radiation leakage)? I think several months would ...

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