Japan nuclear safety officials suspect that high-level radiation may be leaking from a reactor core at the Fukushima nuclear plant, with the country's premier warning that the situation could deteriorate.
"The situation at the Fukushima Daiichi plant is nowhere near the point where we can become complacent. We are making efforts to prevent it from getting worse, but it is my understanding that we cannot become complacent. We must continue to be on our guard,” said Japanese prime minister Naoto Kan on Friday.
High-level radiation is suspected to be leaking from the number three reactor core, which holds 170 tons of radioactive fuel, raising fears of a major nuclear contamination.