Osaka (AFP) - Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan said Tuesday the Japanese government in a state of "full alert" to the crisis at the Fukushima nuclear power plant damaged, Jiji Press reported.
Kan told the lower house budget committee meeting that the situation was "increasingly unpredictable" but the government "will continue addressing the issue in a state of alert," Jiji quoted as saying by the AFP reported.
Fear of radiation interfere with efforts to revive the cooling system at the Fukushima Daiichi plant. Blow of the tsunami accompanied the earthquake on March 11, had claimed more than 28,000 people dead or missing.
Soil at the facility northeast of Tokyo had been detected containing plutonium and highly contaminated water that leaked from the reactor building, the previous operator said Monday, while the nearby sea water showed a high iodine number. (ANT/K004)