March 11, 2011 / 11:17 AM / 9 years ago

Japan: trying to fix nuclear plant cooling problem

TOKYO, March 11 (Reuters) - Japan said on Friday a cooling function at Tokyo Electric Power’s (9501.T) Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant was not working after a major earthquake but that it was trying to get backup power for cooling.

The government has declared an emergency situation as a precaution but there was no radioactive leakage and no damage from the cooling problem was expected at this stage, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano told a news conference. (Reporting by Chisa Fujioka and Risa Maeda; Editing by Edwina Gibbs)

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