Food Contamination and Fresh Leaks Renew Fears over Radiation Levels
Fresh concerns were raised yesterday about radiation leaking out of Japan's damaged nuclear reactors, after the World Health Organisation said food contamination was more serious than previously thought and smoke or steam was seen coming out of two of the facilities.
On the day that Japan's Prime Minister said "slow but steady progress was being made" at the Fukushima plant and workers succeeded in attaching power cables to all six reactors to restart the pumping of cooling water, the warning by the WHO was seen as another backward step. The plumes of smoke coming from units No 2 and No 3 also forced the evacuation of engineers and a halt to work.
"Quite clearly …
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Publication information: Article title: Food Contamination and Fresh Leaks Renew Fears over Radiation Levels. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: March 22, 2011. Page number: 24. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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