From Japan, there are reports of new tremors of magnitude almost 6. The epicenter of the earthquake was in Fukushima prefecture, where the nuclear power plant emergency. Information about the devastation yet been received.
Meanwhile, IAEA urges not compare Japanese nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1" with Chernobyl. The agency explained that the situation at the plant is really serious, but the emissions of radioactive substances is much smaller. IAEA Deputy Director General Denis Flory said: "Mechanisms of accidents in Japan and Chernobyl are very different. On" Fukushima "work units was stopped and the amount of leakage is much smaller. We continue to assess the situation at the Japanese nuclear power plant as a serious, but it is possible to speak of the first improvements to the electrical system. We monitor the situation at the plant. "
It was reported that on the eve of the Japanese authorities have raised the level of danger to the nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1" to the maximum — the 7th. Specialists regularly take samples of water and food in the station area. According to the latest data, in sea water in a radius of 30 kilometers from the plant content of radioactive isotopes of iodine exceeded twice. As for the food, particularly meat and vegetables, the traces of radiation are very small.
Radiation leak at the nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1" began after the failure of the reactor cooling system. The accident occurred at the plant after the strongest earthquake and tsunami that struck on March 11 in the north-east Japan.