On The Ground Reports From Japan
Following much ongoing confusion about a fact-based reality in Japan, leading many to express somewhat extremist opinions due to persistent scarcity of facts, here are three much needed clips showing the sentiment on the ground in Tokyo courtesy of the mostly impartial BBC News.
The operators of a stricken Japanese nuclear plant have apologised
for a "mistake" in reporting a radiation spike 10 million times above
normal. Tokyo Electric Power Company, which has previously been
criticised by officials for its handling of the crisis at the plant,
said it got the readings wrong. Despite the mistake, the radiation spike at reactor 2 was still very high and enough to evacuate workers.
Anti-nuclear protesters have held a large rally in Tokyo, calling for
change in Japan's nuclear industry. Meanwhile, efforts are continuing to
locate the exact source of a radioactive water leak at the stricken
Fukushima nuclear plant.
Two weeks after an earthquake and tsunami hit Japan, the country's
prime minister, Naoto Kan, has said the situation at the Fukushima
nuclear plant remains ''grave and serious''. Fukushima's operators have
said water at one reactor was 10,000 times more radioactive than normal,
raising fears that its core is damaged. Anti-nuclear protests have been
taking place in Tokyo as an investigation is under way to establish the
source of the radiation leak.
And the latest video from a helicopter overflight:
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