France says Japan has lost control, French should leave country

Published: March 16th, 2011 at 7:29 am ET
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France says Japan lost control, French should leave, Reuters, March 16, 2011 6:51am EST:

The French government said on Wednesday that Japan was losing control of the situation at the Fukushima nuclear power plant and urged its nationals in Tokyo to leave the country or head to southern Japan. …

Industry Minister Eric Besson said the situation at the Fukushima plant, some 240 km (150 miles) north of Tokyo, appeared to be getting out of control.

“Let’s not beat about the bush. They have visibly lost the essential of control (of the situation). That is our analysis, in any case, it’s not what they are saying,” Besson told BFM television.

Environment Minister Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet branded the situation in Japan a “catastrophe” and said the latest information on Wednesday “does not lead to optimism”. …

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Published: March 16th, 2011 at 7:29 am ET
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3 comments to France says Japan has lost control, French should leave country

  • Afu

    Apparently, the Japanese cannot control temperature with the plant’s equipment and have to resort to helicopters.
    It means we are now in a Pre-Chernobyl stage where there is no other solution than to sacrifice a huge number of persons. Apparently we have not yet reached that ultimate stage.
    The plant is nevertheless on the brink of complete destruction according to latest pictures.
    Two units 2 and 3 are releasing radioactive materials in great quantities.
    http://www.scribd.com/doc/50857688/FUKUSHIMA-DAIICHI

  • Daniel Hughes

    It would be a great assignment for TSA workers, Afu. That way, both our airports and Japan would be safer.

  • Afu

    I’m not sure the Japanese are really aware where they stand: they are clearly about to lose a place where to live.
    Let’s hope that the limited sacrifice of 50 persons is a reliable measure of the danger. The Russians had to sacrifice 50 000 people at Chernobyl…