From inside Fukushima

Tokyo Electric Power Company release new video shot by a remote-controlled robot, showing inside reactor No. 1 at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

Whilst the footage, captured by a "packbot", confirmed that electricity and water supplies inside the reactor were undamaged, monitoring equipment showed that radiation levels were far higher than expected.

The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) said it will combat the danger by installing fans with filters at the damaged reactor in an attempt to reduce radiation inside to one-twentieth of current levels.

TEPCO has said it may take the rest of the year to bring the nuclear plant back under control.

The company want a "cold shutdown" of the earthquake and tsunami hit plant, 240km (150 miles) from the capital, within six to nine months, a timeline experts say will be tough to meet.

The magnitude 9.0 quake and resulting tsunami knocked out the cooling systems at the power station, causing all four reactors to overheat and leak radiation.

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Inside report from Fukushima nuclear reactor evacuation zone


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(Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 struck off the coast of eastern Japan early on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. but there were no immediate reports of any casualties or damage.

Japan is recovering from a magnitude 9.0 quake which struck on March 11 and triggered a huge tsunami. The disaster killed about 26,000 people.

There have been numerous aftershocks since then.

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