Free fall continues

South Carolina’s Lakeem Jackson (30) tries to defend against Mississippi State’s Kodi Augustus on Saturday at the Colonial Life Arena. The Bulldogs won, 76-63.

OKUMA, Japan — Nearly a year after it suffered multiple meltdowns, the tsunami-hit Japanese nuclear plant is in shambles, barely running on a patchwork of makeshift equipment.

Japan announced in December that Fukushima Dai-ichi is stable and minimal radiation is being released from its melted reactors.

Plant chief Takeshi Takahashi said Tuesday he has to admit the plant is still rather “fragile.” He took the job in December after his predecessor resigned due to health reasons.

Tuesday’s tour for Tokyo-based foreign media, including The Associated Press, was organized by plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co.