Japan: Tepco confirms extra meltdown as IAEA probe begins
The operator of the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan has confirmed that the crisis was more severe than first acknowledged. Tepco said nuclear fuel melted down in two further reactors, in the days after the tsunami in March, the admission was made as United Nations' Nuclear inspectors arrive in Japan.
Led by Mr. Mike Weightman, Britain’s Chief Inspector of Nuclear Installations, the 20 experts from a dozen countries are expected to visit the crippled plants. They will also meet officials as they compile a report which will be presented to member states of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) next month.
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