Tokyo governor criticizes media for Fukushima coverage

Tokyo governor criticizes media for Fukushima coverage

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In recent times, Fukushima nuclear plant was at the center of the media attention, as there were constant news about the leak of toxic water from the plant. On September 6, 2013, the governor of Tokyo, Naoki Inose criticized the media for their coverage of the crippled plant and said that people must not believe in fake stories, but have to search for facts.

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The governor spoke at the final press conference a day before the vote as to who of they, Istanbul or Madrid will host the 2020 Olympic Games. He informed that the government of Japan had taken control over the crisis. The crisis surrounding the plant was the issue raised at the press conference this week. The plant suffered a great damage when an earthquake and tsunami in the north eastern Japan in March 2011 killed more than 18,000 people.

The plant operator, Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) said that there were possibilities that highly toxic water have been released into the Pacific Ocean, while the utility said that up to 300 tons of mildly radioactive groundwater is making its way into the sea every day.

The contamination was recently discovered, after which the government of Japan took urgent steps. The government stated that it is taking the responsibility and aims to finish the toxic effect soon.

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