Press release

Situation at Japanese nuclear plant

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The situation at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan is extremely unlikely to pose an environmental risk to the UK.

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Current assessments suggest that the situation at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan is extremely unlikely to pose an environmental risk to the UK, but Defra is continuing to monitor developments.

For further information on the UK’s response to overseas nuclear issues please visit www.decc.gov.uk.

For more information on the UK’s response to the earthquake and tsunami which struck Japan please visit www.fco.gov.uk.

Published 15 March 2011