Japan nuclear operator crisis plan announced

Japan nuclear operator crisis plan announced

17 April 2011 Last updated at 18:13 ET

The operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has said it expects to bring the crisis under control by the end of the year.

Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) aims to reduce radiation leaks in three months and to cool the reactors within nine months.

The utility said it also plans to cover the reactor building, which was hit by a huge quake and tsunami on 11 March. From Tokyo, Roland Buerk sent this report.

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