Lights On at Fukushima Plant
Posted on Mar 22, 2011
Finally, a little good news out of Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear station—but just a little. On Tuesday, workers struggling to contain radiation leaks and prevent further damage to the plant got a bit of a boost with the restoration of lighting in the control room. —KA
It is hoped the development will speed up work to restore cooling systems vital for stabilising the reactor.
Meanwhile, the UN’s nuclear watchdog says radiation is still leaking from the quake-hit plant, but scientists are unsure exactly where it is coming from.
Japan estimates more than 21,000 people died in the 11 March quake and tsunami.
AP / DigitalGlobe/dapd
The Fukushima plant as seen four days after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.