Tokyo tap water is again within acceptable drinking limits for infants, after briefly testing too radioactive. Meanwhile, three workers at the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant were injured Thursday.
Japan’s nuclear agency raised its assessment of the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station from a level 4 to a level 5 on a 7-level international scale for nuclear accidents, matching an earlier assessment by France.
Airlines operating flights to Japan are balancing concerns about their ability to keep to their schedules, keep their crew safe from radiation, and avoid losing too much money.
The US today urged the evacuation of its citizens within a 50-mile radius of the Fukushima Daiishi nuclear power plant. This reporter has found a snow storm makes that a bit tricky.
'The earthquake shook a lot of pieces loose, not the least of which were in the Japanese psyche,' said political scientist George Friedman. This will likely cause a shift in energy policy to one more dependent on others.
Many shops were destroyed by the Japan earthquake and tsunami. For food, this journalist has been reliant on the kindness of strangers, and one unlikely French cheese specialty shop.
China, Russia and the US are still solidly behind nuclear power, but European officials are asking if they can meet their energy needs without fission.