Nuclear Regulator: The whole situation remains precarious at Fukushima Daiichi of course — There’s no denying it

Published: October 24th, 2012 at 11:18 am ET
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Title: Fukushima situation stable but still precarious: regulator
Source: Reuters
Reporting by Fredrik Dahl; editing by Jane Baird
Date: Oct 24, 2012

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“Overall, the conditions there have been maintained rather in a stable condition … but there is no denying that the whole situation remains precarious of course,” said Kenzo Oshima, a commissioner at Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA).

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“A lot of precaution, a lot of care, a lot of attention is still very much needed,” he told reporters after meeting U.N. nuclear agency chief Yukiya Amano in Vienna.

In April, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden said after visiting the site that Japan, with assistance from the U.S. government, needed to do more to move spent fuel rods out of harm’s way.

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When a Reuters journalist went to the plant this month, workers were seen putting together water filtration systems and shifting equipment near the reactors, two of which remain capped by twisted steel and damaged concrete.

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Published: October 24th, 2012 at 11:18 am ET
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