With the news that radiation levels have spiked 18-fold at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, as millions of gallons of radioactive water pour out of the stricken plant and head towards the sea, the Japanese government has been obliged to step in with the announcement of a “comprehensive package of measures” to stem the toxic tide.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the government “will step forward and implement all necessary policies” to deal with the flood of radioactive water from the plant, a legacy of the world’s worst atomic disaster in a quarter century.
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