Radiation leaking in Japan

TOKYO – Japan’s earthquake-stricken nuclear complex is still emitting radiation but the source is unclear, a senior U.N. atomic agency official said, as workers made progress restoring electric power to the site.

The International Atomic Energy Agency also raised concerns about a lack of information from Japanese authorities, as workers battling to cool the nuclear reactors faced rising temperatures around the core of one reactor.

“We continue to see radiation coming from the site … and the question is where exactly is that coming from?” James Lyons, a senior official of the IAEA, told a news conference in Vienna.

Despite hopes of progress in the world’s worst nuclear crisis in a quarter of a century, triggered by an earthquake and tsunami that left at least 21,000 people dead or missing, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company said it needed more time before it could say the reactors were stabilized.


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