IAEA: Not time to say Japan events 'out of control'

March 16, 2011 19:34

VIENNA - Now is not the time to say whether developments at a disaster-hit nuclear reactor in Japan have spiraled "out of control", the UN atomic watchdog chief said on Wednesday.

The European Union's energy chief said earlier on Wednesday Japanese authorities had appeared to have lost control of the situation.

"It is not the time to say things are out of control," Yukiya Amano told a news conference when asked about the comments by Guenther Oettinger. "The operators are doing the maximum to restore the safety of the reactor."

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