U.S. increases security radius to 80 kilometers in Fujushima

Gregory Jackzo, responsible of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, said today that there is not more water in the fuel tank of the 4th nuclear reactor of Fukushima and the level of radiation is ‘extremely high‘. The US embassy in Tokyo recommended to its citezens living within a radius of 50 miles (80 kilometers) in the Fujushima area to evacuate. The Japanese government has been very sparing in their information about a possible nuclear disaster and has ordered an evacuation within a radius of 18 miles (30 kilometers). There is not yet an evident alarm of lethal emanation to the atmosphere, but the danger is a great risk for the persons who are working at the Fujishima nuclear reactor.

The high level of radiation could impair ability to the Japanese authorities to avoid a nuclear disaster, said the US expert to a subcommittee of the House of Representatives. There are also US nuclear experts at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear reactor in order to control a possible disaster.

Several countries are already working to evacuate their citizens from Japan.

The Cambodian embassy in Tokyo declared:

‘Considering the serious and uncertain situation of the Nuclear Power Plants in Fukushima prefecture , the Royal Embassy of Cambodia wishes to advice its compatriots of the following:

  • Please don’t panic, stay alert of the official announcements, and beware of information from unreliable sources.
  • For those who have no necessity to stay/study/work in Tokyo and Kanto area, it is advisable to relocate to other area for the time being.
  • Please try to stay connected with the Embassy and friends so as to confirm your whereabout.
  • At any emergency situation, please contact the following:

1-    Royal Embassy of Cambodia
8-6-9 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-0052. Mr. IEM Puthviro (Counsellor). Mobile: 080-4075-5705. Email: puthviro_iem@yahoo.com

There is not any operation to evacuate Cambodians from Japan so far. There are about 300 Cambodian students as 2010.

The Vietnamese Government has closely followed the situation and efforts of the Japanese Government in dealing with incidents at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, reported the Vietnamese embassy in Tokyo. Vietnamese scientists and concerned agencies are cooperating closely with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Japanese Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) to update information, they published. Last March 15, the Embassy sent working groups and three buses to the hardest-hit quake and tsunami-affected regions, namely Sendai city of Miyagi prefecture, Morioka city of Iwate prefecture and Fukushima city of Fukushima prefecture (where the Fukushima nuclear power plant is located), to evacuate Vietnamese citizens to Tokyo. 84 Vietnamese trainees and students were provided with food and necessities.

The Thai embassy has scheduled a bus on March 17 at 19.30 in the area of Fukushima, reported the official website. Any Thai citizen willing to get more information about that bus or any other support from their embassy, please communicate to the number phone 278 232, 03 3222-41 01. Thai citizens who want to return to their countries, can get in contact with their embassy by sending an email to rtetokyo (hotmail) or a fax to 03-3222-4122.

There is not yet a global alert on radiation danger to any neighboring country.


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About Albeiro Rodas

Albeiro Rodas (in Cambodia Sky Ly Samnang), is a MA in Digital Communication, independent journalist and a Salesian of Don Bosco from Amalfi, Colombia, based in Cambodia since 1999. He is the creator of the Don Bosco schools of journalism in Sihanoukville and Kep with young people from poor communities and the founder of the Don Bosco Kep Children Fund. Medal for Social Commitment UPB (2010); among the 100 more upstanding Colombians abroad (Marca Colombia, 2012, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X39xwdGtVXI) and among the 12 Colombians that are making this a better world 2013 (http://www.colombia.co/en/culture/colombians-that-are-making-this-a-better-world.html).

One response to “U.S. increases security radius to 80 kilometers in Fujushima”

  1. Sem V says :

    I going to japan. is good to go?

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