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

No-go zone trespassers face fines, arrest
The government declares the 20-km evacuation area around the radiation-spewing Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant a no-go zone, urging residents to abide by the order for their own safety or possibly face fines or detention.

Leaks into sea 20,000 times over safe limit
Tokyo Electric Power Co. says radioactive substances that leaked into the sea from its crisis-hit nuclear plant over six days from April 1 totaled an estimated 5,000 terabecquerels, 20,000 times more than the annual allowable limit for the plant.

Co-op sold banned spinach
A Tokyo-based cooperative has delivered spinach grown in the town of Tako, Chiba Prefecture, to consumers in three eastern prefectures despite a government ban on shipments due to concerns about radiation, the Chiba Prefectural Government says.

Small amounts of iodine found in breast milk


Comments on: "April 22 update on Japan earthquake/tsunami/nuclear power plant events" (1)

  1. yackle01 said:

    Radiation everywhere. Stay away from it. Love,Mimi and Muttle

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