IAEA chief to head to Japan to face nuclear crisis
VIENNA (Reuters) - Developments at a damaged nuclear reactor in Japan are "very serious," the U.N. nuclear watchdog chief said Wednesday as he prepared to head to the country to assess the situation.
Yukiya Amano said he hoped to fly to Japan Thursday for a one-day trip and needed more information from authorities there.
"The situation ... is very serious," Amano, a Japanese national, told a news conference, saying damage to the core of three units at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor had been confirmed.
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