Fukushima opens its gates

Japanese officials have taken a group of international journalists around the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, for the first time since the disaster back in March. Kitted out in protective clothing […]

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By Tom Gibson

Japanese officials have taken a group of international journalists around the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, for the first time since the disaster back in March.

Kitted out in protective clothing and breathing apparatus, the group were shown around the facility that still lies in ruins after an explosion in one of the nuclear reactors was caused by a tsunami, which devastated the country.

According to the Guardian, Goshi Hosono, the Japanese environment minister, said: “I think it’s remarkable that we’ve come this far. The situation at the beginning was extremely severe. At least we can say we have overcome the worst.”