UK: Implausible worst case scenario needed to trigger advice to leave Tokyo (March 18th, 6PM)

UK: Implausible worst case scenario needed to trigger advice to leave Tokyo (March 18th, 6PM)

Teaching-English-in-Japan-Education-Earthquake-Japan-Map” A second conference call was held at the British Embassy at 4PM this afternoon with the Chief Scientific Advisor to the the UK, to discuss developments regarding the nuclear plant situation in Fukushima.

Asked why the the British government had advised British nationals to “consider leaving” Tokyo, representatives pointed to the cumulative effect of power cuts, food shortages and new developments at Fukushima, including the status of the spent fuel pools at reactor 4. Despite this, the UK still holds that for those outside the exclusion zone set up by the Japanese authorities there is currently no real human health issue that people should be concerned about.

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