AFP, Nov. 6, 2013: “China follows closely the countermeasures to be adopted by Japan,” China’s deputy UN ambassador Wang Min told a debate on the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). “We urge the Japanese side to spare no effort in minimising the subsequent impact of the accident and provide timely, comprehensive and accurate information to the international community,” Wang added. [...] the new comments are certain to annoy the Japanese government, which is already under major domestic pressure over Fukushima, diplomats in New York said. Wang said the 2011 disaster had “sounded the alarm bell for nuclear safety” [...] Fukushima “continues to be a source of serious concern, especially to adjacent countries, because of the spillage of contaminated water into the sea,” said South Korea’s deputy UN ambassador Sul Kyung-Hoon.
ABC Los Angeles, Nov. 7, 2013: Fukushima is an enormous problem that’s getting bigger. [...] The scariest part of Fukushima is not what has already happened; it’s what could still happen. Every day is a desperate effort to keep the plant from melting down. [...] Japanese Nuclear Engineer Yastel Yamada came to America to shine a light on what he feels is a flawed approach. He says TEPCO is over their heads. “The cleanup job is too large for their capability,” Yamada said. Yamada is one of many experts who say this is a bad solution, and that a meltdown is still possible. Dr. Jimmy Hara, from Nuclear Age Peace Foundation and professor of clinical family medicine at UCLA, agrees. [...] Fukushima is potentially the biggest ticking time bomb in human history.
Published: November 8th, 2013 at 6:23 pm ET