Japan's nuclear safety agency says there is unlikely to be cracks in reactor 3's container and pressure vessels.
Japan's Prime Minister Kan says the government will strengthen the coordination of efforts to avoid radioactive contamination of air, food and water. He pledges to share information regarding the spread of radiation, and pledges compensation and support to those whose businesses are hurt by the nuclear plant accident.
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French President Nicolas Sarkozy says if his country's nuclear reactors do not pass European stress tests, they will be shut down.
Those comments from Sarkozy in full, via my colleague Emmanuel Jarry in Brussels. The French President said that any European nuclear reactor that fails planned stress tests will be closed.
He added: "The commission will establish the framework of the controls, the independent nuclear authorities will carry them out and make them public and then European nuclear regulators will say how serious these results are."