Americans Told by American Embassy to Evacuate or Take Shelter if Within 50 Miles of Fukushima
Problems seem to be increasing at Japan’s nuclear reactors. Voice of America reporter, Steve Herman tweeted about 11:30 am Pacific Time that he “just got US Embassy fax: advising Americans within 80km of Fukushima nuke plant to evac or take shelter indoors.”
And, according to a Breaking News tweet, “Foreign Office advises British nationals in Tokyo and to the north of Tokyo to consider leaving the area.”
BBC is reporting at 1837 “Gregory Jaczko, head of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has said there is no water left in the spent fuel pool in reactor four, adding: “We believe that radiation levels are extremely high.” Mr Jaczko was speaking to Congress in Washington and it was not immediately clear where his information had come from.”
But radiation is not the only problem facing the Japanese people. Weather and damage to the infrastructure could cause serious problems for them.
Having trouble telling what is happening at which reactor in Fukushima? NPR has a great graphic and description. GREAT LINK.
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