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Heightened state of alert at Japan atom plant: IAEA
Reuters ^ | March 11, 2011 | by Fredrik Dahl

Posted on 03/11/2011 5:07:04 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

(Reuters) - Japan has told the U.N. nuclear wathchdog that a heightened state of alert has been declared at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant after Friday's major earthquake, the Vienna-based agency said.

The International Atomic Energy Agency also said it had been told that the plant had been shut down and that no release of radiation had been detected. Japanese media reported separately that a leak was possible at the plant as water levels fell.

"The IAEA is seeking further details on the situation at Fukushima Daiichi and other nuclear power plants and research reactors.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Japan; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: iaea; japanearthquake; nuclearpower

1 posted on 03/11/2011 5:07:06 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Terrible situation, but I can see the cries from the liberals now against nuclear power.


2 posted on 03/11/2011 5:29:01 AM PST by squidward
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