Japan braces for storm to hit Fukushima

A powerful typhoon is reported to be heading for the Fukushima area in Japan. According to the Guardian, Junichi Matsumoto, a Tepco spokesman, said: “The biggest cause for concern is […]

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By Tom Gibson

A powerful typhoon is reported to be heading for the Fukushima area in Japan.

According to the Guardian, Junichi Matsumoto, a Tepco spokesman, said: “The biggest cause for concern is the rise of [radioactive] water levels in the [reactors’] turbine buildings.”

Typhoon Roke is now on course to hit the Fukushima prefecture, which was ravaged by an earthquake and tsunami in March. Engineers are still battling to bring the nuclear power plant under control.

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