VIENNA, March 15 The U.N. nuclear watchdog chief
said on Tuesday there might be limited core damage at the No. 2
unit of the earthquake-stricken Fukushima power plant.
Yukiya Amano, director general of the International Atomic
Energy Agency, told a news conference that there was a
"possibility of core damage" at unit 2. "The damage is estimated
to be less than 5 pct."
He also said recent developments in Japan's nuclear crisis
were "worrying" but he still believed the situation was
different from that of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. Still, he
wanted more timely, detailed information about Japan's events.
(Reporting by Fredrik Dahl and Sylvia Westall; editing by