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U.S. nuclear panel urged to give daily Japan updates

A U.S. lawmaker on Friday called on the top U.S. nuclear regulator to provide daily briefings assessing the nuclear crisis in Japan to ensure the public is getting accurate assessments of the situation.U.S. Representative Edward Markey said the Nuclear Regulatory Commission needs to provide more details about what the commissions experts in Japan have observed as they assist in the response to the nuclear disaster."I believe that it is vitally important to all those who may be considering leaving the vicinity of the impacted reactors to be receiving an accurate and unbiased written assessment of current conditions," Markey said in a letter to NRC Chairman Greg Jaczko.Japan is struggling to prevent a catastrophic meltdown at the countrys Fukushima nuclear complex, which was critically damaged by a devastating earthquake and a tsunami last week.The U.S. nuclear commission on Friday sent a notice to U.S. nuclear plants describing its assessment of the events that led to the crisis in Japan. The nuclear plants are expected to review the information and consider taking actions to avoid similar issues, the commission said.

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Edano says Japan would accept US help in nuclear crisis

Japan’s top government spokesman says Tokyo is willing to accept U.S. help in dealing with the country’s nuclear crisis, and is discussing the matter with Washington.

Top government spokesman Yukio Edano says that "We are coordinating with the U.S. government as to what the U.S. can provide and what people really need."

He says: "We have repeatedly asked for specific support, and indeed, they are responding to that."

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