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Friday, 6 September 2013

Tokyo governor slams Fukushima coverage on eve of 2020 vote


Tokyo governor slams Fukushima coverage on eve of 2020 voteTokyo Gov Naoki Inose speaks in Buenos Aires on Friday.AFP

Tokyo Gov Naoki Inose blasted the media coverage of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant on Friday and said that people should not believe in scare stories but on basis and facts.
The 66-year-old was appearing at Tokyo’s final press conference on the eve of the vote as to who of they, Istanbul or Madrid hosts the 2020 Olympic Games.
He added that the Japanese government had taken control of the crisis.
The crisis surrounding the plant - which suffered the damage when an earthquake and tsunami hit north eastern Japan in March 2011 killing over 18,000 people - has dogged the bid’s every press conference this week.
Beleaguered plant operator Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) has revealed highly toxic water may have made its way into the Pacific Ocean. The utility also says up to 300 tons of mildly radioactive groundwater is making its way into the sea every day...
27-year-old double fencing Olympic silver medalist Yuki Ota - who has appeared at all three of their press conferences - said his goal after visiting the devastated areas was a simple one.... “Winning the Games will restore the smiles on the faces of the children.”
I think at this point in time their thoughts and money should be tackling Fukushima, not worrying about the Olympics
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