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Japan's TEPCO evacuates some staff from nuke reactor

By 신용배

Published : March 15, 2011 - 11:06

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   TOKYO (AFP) - Some workers have been evacuated from the number-two reactor at the Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant after it was hit by an explosion Tuesday, a Tokyo Electric Power Co. spokesman said. 

   "We have moved our staff to a safer area," except for those working to cool the reactor, the TEPCO spokesman said.

   An official from Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency told AFP "that workers near the reactor No.2, excluding those who are pumping water to cool the reactor, have been evacuated." 

   But the official added: "the evacuation does not mean there are in a crisis."