Democracy Now: U.N. Urges Japan to Widen Evacuation Zone


The United Nations’ nuclear watchdog has urged Japan to expand the evacuation zone around the tsunami-damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station as radiation continues to leak into surrounding waters. Fear of contamination has grown since Singapore detected radiation nine times the legal limit in cabbages imported from Japan and the United States reported small levels of radiation in milk samples on the west coast. On Wednesday, dozens of people held an anti-nuclear rally outside the Tokyo headquarters of the Fukushima plant’s operator, the Tokyo Electric Power Company.

Protester: “We have to change the way we think. If it is going to change, we cannot continue down the narrow path of economic growth relying on nuclear energy and consuming everything.”

~ by wheresthemic on March 31, 2011.

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