TheTelegraph . Japan nuclear crisis: evacuees turned away from shelters
Hundreds of people evacuated from towns and villages close to the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant are being turned away by medical institutions and emergency shelters as fears of radioactive contagion catch on.
CNN . Radiation found in beef near Japanese nuclear plant
Tokyo (CNN) — Radiation higher than the regulatory limit has been found in beef from Fukushima Prefecture, near Japan’s crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, the nation’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said Thursday.
The ministry said 210 bequerels of Cesium 134 and 300 bequerels of Cesium 137 per kilogram were found in the beef. The total of 510 bequerels per kilogram is higher than the limit of 500 becquerels per kilogram in guidelines set by Japan’s Nuclear Safety Commission.
CNN . (CNN) — This month’s catastrophic quake and tsunami could cost Japan’s government in excess of 25 trillion yen ($300 billion), an official said Thursday.
Deputy Finance Minister Mitsuru Sakurai told reporters that authorities are currently planning a supplemental budget, in an effort to immediately inject money and resources into the hardest hit areas outside of the standard annual budget process. He said that the cost of that bill alone could top 10 trillion yen.