Doug Lerner reports from Tokyo and St. Louis, and points beyond…

I know the rest of the world is probably moving on to other things, but this is a feeling for what the daily news is like here today.

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Level of iodine-131 in seawater off chart
The level of radioactive iodine detected in seawater near the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant is 1,250 times above the maximum level allowable, the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency says, suggesting contamination from the ruined reactors is spreading.
[MORE] ->
http://search.japantimes.co.jp/mail/nn20110327a1.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Iwate evacuees apply for housing
Rikuzentakata in Iwate Prefecture, one of the hardest hit cities on the Pacific coast by the March 11 catastrophe, becomes the first municipality in the quake zone to take applications for temporary housing.
[MORE] ->
 http://search.japantimes.co.jp/mail/nn20110327a2.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Signs of disaster were there to see
Warnings by seismology experts about the risks of operating nuclear power plants in earthquake-prone Japan have gone largely unheeded by power companies and successive governments.
[MORE] ->
 http://search.japantimes.co.jp/mail/nn20110327a3.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Nuclear workers can quit; few do
http://search.japantimes.co.jp/mail/nn20110327a4.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Plan for exposure victims readied
http://search.japantimes.co.jp/mail/nn20110327a5.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Global migration body helps quake-stranded foreigners exit Japan
http://search.japantimes.co.jp/mail/nn20110327a6.html

One items of good news!
[NATIONAL NEWS]
Tokyo water iodine levels normal
http://search.japantimes.co.jp/mail/nn20110327a7.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Gas stations on way to quake zone
http://search.japantimes.co.jp/mail/nn20110327a9.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Radioactive water stymies crews
http://search.japantimes.co.jp/mail/nn20110327f1.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Ocean’s eddies, dilution absorb nuke risk
http://search.japantimes.co.jp/mail/nn20110327n1.html

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Comments on: "Today’s mostly bad news from Japan" (1)

  1. yackle01 said:

    Doug, We know things are bad but they seam to be saying it is not that terrible.   Keep us posted. Love M&M   .

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