Monday, April 11, 2011

Disaster, the Japanese prime minister promised: "We will not abandon you"

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan has promised, Sunday, April 10, to do everything to help victims of the north-east who have lost everything in the disaster of March 11, launching on a visit to a port devastated: "We do abandon you. " For his second field visit, Mr. Kan, always roughed up in the polls, went on port of Ishinomaki, badly damaged by the earthquake of magnitude 9 and especially the giant tsunami that followed.

" The government will work with all his might with you, "promised Mr. Kan residents. He said a priority was that "coastal fishing can resume as soon as possible" after the destruction of port facilities and vessels throughout the Pacific coast of Tohoku (northeast). Mayor Hiroshi Kameyama, claimed the state building "as soon as possible" temporary housing for thousands of people still living in shelters.

"There are 17,000 people in shelters and most never recover their homes," said the mayor of this town with 163,000 inhabitants before the disaster. 2653 of them are dead and 2770 missing, according to a provisional toll. Mr. Kan has promised to build a first batch of 70 000 homes in the northeast, where a total of 150 000 people still live in shelters.

More than 20 000 soldiers, 90 planes and 50 ships were mobilized Sunday to conduct a new search operation of the body along the coast while nearly 15,000 people were still missing. The number of confirmed dead rose to 12,998 Sunday, according to police. After a mourning period of one month, the Government believes that the time has come for reconstruction.

A special committee to organize the work in the Tohoku must be formally introduced Monday, the anniversary of the disaster, and the Prime Minister should at a press conference to call people to eat more to support the third world economy . But the radioactive pollution released by the central hilly Fukushima risk of further exacerbating the situation of farmers and fishermen in the northeast.

The plant continues to show signs of anxiety, a month almost to the day after a wave 14 meters high had devastated its electrical and cooling systems. Technicians operator Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) have activated to complete Sunday spilled into the sea of 11 500 tons of slightly radioactive water to make room in the tanks to drain water more polluted.

This controversial move provoked concern among Japan's neighbors, including China and South Korea. Several agricultural products are already banned from sale in the surrounding prefectures of Fukushima Daiichi plant and tests on fish have revealed abnormal levels of cesium in a kind of small sand eels.

The Government recognizes that the situation remains unstable plant one month after the accident, which could lead to a nuclear catastrophe worse than Chernobyl 25 years ago. In Tokyo, several thousand people, many of them young, marched through the calm demand the shutdown of nuclear power and renewable energy development.

"For the first time I manifest. It may be too late to Fukushima but there are other plants in Japan," said Yuko Yuge, a woman of 39 years.

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