Mon Mar 7 21:29:35 CST 2011
Japan Earthquake Update (2030 CET)
11 March 2011
Japanese authorities have informed the IAEA's Incident and Emergency Centre
(IEC) that today's earthquake and tsunami have cut the supply of off-site
power to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. In addition, diesel
generators intended to provide back-up electricity to the plant's cooling
system were disabled by tsunami flooding, and efforts to restore the diesel
generators are continuing.
At Fukushima Daiichi, officials have declared a nuclear emergency situation,
and at the nearby Fukushima Daini nuclear power plant, officials have
declared a heightened alert condition.
Japanese authorities say there has so far been no release of radiation from
any of the nuclear power plants affected by today's earthquake and
The IAEA's IEC continues to liaise with the Japanese authorities, and is in
full response mode to monitor the situation closely round the clock.
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