Tuesday, March 15, 2011

'Don't listen to the Japanese government': Aussie expat tells of Fukushima chaos

From The Sydney Morning Herald

At least 750 workers were evacuated yesterday morning when another explosion ruptured the inner containment building at Reactor No. 2 at the Dai-ichi plant.

The explosion released a surge of radiation 800 times more intense than the recommended hourly exposure limit in Japan.

But Mr Gregoric said some people were still in the dark about the threat in Fukushima.

"Even some people have not left Fukushima city, which is one of the worst hit," he said.

"I still know people who haven't left Sendai because they just don't have information.

"The most important thing now is accurate reporting, accurate reporting and information, and honesty, and all those three things are lacking."

He said residents were queueing for four hours to get water, petrol had run out and there were rolling electricity cuts,

After weighing up his options, Mr Gregoric decided to leave Japan and was due to fly out of Tokyo on a Qantas flight at 8pm yesterday.

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