JAPAN NUCLEAR FEAR RESPONSE

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STORY: JAPAN NUCLEAR FEAR RESPONSE DATELINE: March 23, 2011 LENGTH: 0:01:57 LOCATION: Berlin VO Japan's unfolding nuclear crisis has sparked wide international concern as more countries have responded to the incident. The UN nuclear watchdog IAEA said on Tuesday the overall situation at the earthquake-devastated nuclear power plant in Fukushima remains very serious despite continuous improvements. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) GRAHAM ANDREW, IAEA OFFICIAL: "There continued to be some improvements at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, but the overall situation remains very serious. High levels of contamination have been measured in the locality of the plant. On the Fukushima site, the highest concern remains the spent fuel in the storage ponds of each reactor unit, particularly unit four." Andrew says the IAEA will continue to send teams to Japan to monitor the situation in the quake-hit nuclear plant. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) GRAHAM ANDREW, IAEA OFFICIAL: "In the coming days the IAEA Powered by www.newslook.com Producer : Xinhua News Agency

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