October 7, 2013
Shinzo Abe, the prime minister, confirmed that Japan was open to receiving assistance from overseas in a bid to help resolve the world’s worst nuclear crisis in decades.
“We are wide open to receive the most advanced knowledge from overseas to contain the problem,” said Mr Abe, during a speech made in English at a science forum in Kyoto. “My country needs your knowledge and expertise.”
His comments were made against a backdrop of on-going technical issues, with operators confirming that the latest mishap was an accidental power cut stopping pumps used to inject water to cool damaged reactors.
The incident occurred when a worker carrying out system inspections accidentally pushed a button which switched off power to some of the systems within the four reactor buildings.
This article was posted: Monday, October 7, 2013 at 10:07 am