Japan raises nuclear alert level as firemen head to plant
Japan has raised the alert level at its quake-damaged nuclear plant from four to five on a seven-point international scale of atomic incidents.
The crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi site, previously rated as a local problem, is now regarded as having "wider consequences".
Rupert Wingfield-Hayes met Britons preparing to leave Japan, and says a team of Tokyo firemen are the latest 'heroes' in the country's bid to repair the nuclear plant.
18 Mar 2011
- From the section Asia-Pacific