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IAEA Statement on Leaks at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

Storage tanks for contaminated water at the Fukushima Daiichi site

Storage tanks for contaminated water at the Fukushima Daiichi site. (Photo: G. Tudor/IAEA)

The IAEA today issued the following statement on the situation at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station:

"The IAEA is aware of media reports that Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) intends to rate leaks of radioactive water at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station at level 3 on the International Nuclear Event Scale (INES).

"Japanese authorities continue to provide the Agency with information on the situation at the plant, and Agency experts are following the issue closely.

"The IAEA views this matter seriously and remains ready to provide assistance on request."