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Japan calls for IAEA expert missions

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Japan’s nuclear alert is unlikely to be another Chernobyl, according to the head of the UN’s atomic energy agency.

Yukiya Amano says there are several differences between this situation and the world’s worst nuclear accident.

“The nuclear plants have been shaken, flooded and cut off from electricity. The reactor vessels have held and radioactive release is limited,”

Yukiya Amano told a news conference.

A fresh explosion at the Fukushima nuclear plant today has increased criticism that the government’s mis-handled the crisis.

In a bid to ease those claims, Japan has asked the nuclear watchdog to provide expert missions.