n Tokyo, an official of the Electric Company apologizes to Japanese authorities for the spread of radiation into the air and at sea and the fact that the pumping of radioactive water estimated for Sunday would have been a day late.
These apologies have come a day after China and South Korea have expressed concern about the discharge of contaminated water from the Fukushima Daiichi plant after the earthquake last month.
Sakae Muto, vice president of the company, apologized for the discounts being created, but also because of failing to explain in due time all the decisions taken to solve the problem is the press, the fisheries sector and people overseas.
In Jakarta, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stresses that are aware of the concerns that nuclear power plants are creating around the world, he understands the fears and necessary control the level of radioactivity in the shortest possible time.
Hidehiko Nishiyama, one of the deputy directors-general of Japan’s nuclear industry and added that they are working around the clock to release the water: the condenser to the reactor number 2 has been emptied of water at low radiation early on Saturday, allowing engineers to move water from the trenches of the highly radioactive reactor. This should prevent further contamination of the sea.
TEPCO is struggling to contain the worst nuclear crisis since the Chernobyl disaster in Ukraine in 1986. They say they are still far from complete control of the damaged reactor, it will probably take months to years to stabilize and dispose of toxic waste released.
According Nishhiyama Japan should consider the power supply system which came in back-up after the tsunami of 11 March. To date, many people are still living in shelters.
This is why the Prime Minister Naoto Kan has been criticized by Japanese media and opposition parties, not being able to better manage the crisis.
Just think of that many countries have restricted imports food from Japan, China bans the import of 12 Japanese regions claiming to have identified 10 cases of ships with higher than normal radiation levels.
South Korea accuses Japan of poor communication or lack of radiation at sea.
In conclusion, the third largest economy in the world is in a “serious condition”.
The leaders of the G20 finance ask for a plan to restore its economy considering that earthquake damage is a risk not only in the global food industry, but also automotive, tourism, bringing Japan to be at the most indebted country in the world, about 300 billion dollars.