00:02 19 September 2013
Regulatory body vows safety at Fukushima plant upon 1st anniv.
TOKYO, Sept. 19, Kyodo
Nuclear Regulation Authority Chairman Shunichi Tanaka vowed to ensure the safety of the accident-stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant as the regulatory body marked the first anniversary of its launch on Thursday.
"The situation of the Fukushima Daiichi plant remains unstable. Every time a radioactive water leakage, a blackout and other trouble occurs, I think of the people, living inconvenient lives in areas where they have been evacuated, getting worried about their hometowns," Tanaka, a native of the city of Fukushima, said in a statement.
"We will do our utmost, with a strong belief that we can, and must overcome this issue," he also said.
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