Lights On at Fukushima Plant
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
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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.
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