Tokyo water harmful for babies
On Wednesday Tokyo warned that radioactive iodine over twice the safe level for infants had been discovered in its tap water because of the damage caused by a quake-hit nuclear plant northeast of Japan’s capital.
The news came following a US ban on imports of dairy and other produce from areas along the hugely damaged Fukushima power station following the natural disaster, which Japan’s government said could cost more than $300 billion.
The death toll from the earthquake and tsunami that destroyed Japan’s northeast coast on March 11 increased to 9,452, and Japan holds out little hope for 14,715 officially listed as missing.
Japan has earlier forbid farm produce from areas near the charred plant, which has radiation and has suffered a series of explosions and fires since Japan’s worst natural disaster in nearly a century.