21 Sep '11, 8am

Fukushima plant braces for typhoon

TOKYO: Workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant on Japan's Pacific coast were racing against time to ready the crippled plant against a powerful typhoon heading straight for it, a spokesman said Wednesday. Loose cables and hoses were being tied down and efforts made to ensure radiation was not whipped up by winds that have been recorded at more than 200 kilometres (125 miles) an hour. Teams were putting sheeting over holes in the reactor buildings to try to prevent torrential rain from getting inside the stricken reactors. Typhoon Roke, packing winds of up to 216 kilometres per hour, made landfall near Hamamatsu, central Japan, at about 2:00pm (0500 GMT, 1pm Singapore time) and was on course to move northeast across the major island of Honshu toward the plant. "We have taken every possible measure against the typhoon," said Naoki Tsunoda, a spokesman at Tokyo Electri...

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