The situation at the Fukushima plant in Japan, severely affected by the earthquake and tsunami on March 11th, remains very serious despite the efforts of authorities to keep the situation under control, International Atomic Energy Agency director declared quoted by Reuters. Yukiya Amano announced the organization, at Vienna on June 20 to 24th of a series of high level meetings on nuclear safety.

The director of the international agency said that Japanese authorities faced supplementary problems but underlined that they registered some successes. On Wednesday morning, the level of radioactive iodine was 3,355 times higher than usual measured in the sea, 300 meters South of the plant.