Russia launches review after Japan nuclear plant blast

12th March 2011, Comments 0 comments

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Saturday ordered a review of emergency response plans in the country's far east after a blast at a Japanese nuclear plant, RIA Novosti news agency said.

"The situation throughout the Russian Far East must be carefully checked and we must verify once more the availability of all means planned for in such situation," Putin was quoted as saying.

He was speaking after meeting with senior Russian nuclear and emergency officials.

Russian officials said earlier that radiation levels in the country's Far East remained normal after a Japanese nuclear plant was hit by an explosion following a devastating earthquake.

© 2011 AFP

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