Japan’s Nuclear Accident ‘Out of Control’: EU
The situation at Japan’s disaster-hit nuclear power plant has spun out of control, threatening a deeper catastrophe that could cost more lives, the European Union’s energy chief said on Wednesday.
“The site is effectively out of control,” energy commissioner Guenther Oettinger told a European Parliament committee, a day after he said Japan was facing “apocalypse.”
“In the coming hours there could be further catastrophic events which could pose a threat to the lives of people on the island,” he said.
Scrambling to prevent a nuclear meltdown, Japanese crews have been dumping water on the stricken Fukushima No.1 power plant, which has been hit by a series of explosions after Friday’s quake knocked out reactor cooling systems.Filed under: Arts & Entertainment