March 30th, 2011
03:44 PM ET

Excessive radiation found beyond Japan's evacuation zone

Radiation levels in a Japanese village outside a government-ordered evacuation zone have exceeded one of the criteria for evacuation, the International Atomic Energy Agency said Wednesday.

The agency said it advised Japan "to carefully assess the situation."

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  1. easter_bunny

    Well, I guess we may as well stay then?

    March 30, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • huh

      well they can all move to los angeles

      March 30, 2011 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Eldric

    I heard the danger comes in long term exposure. Either way,this disaster must be remedied ASAP. The victims have suffered enough!

    March 30, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom

      If it were that easy don't you think it would be done by now. Radiation is the concern about Nulear power. And we should think very seriously before we continue down that road to meet our future energy needs. Personally, I think we should listen to the President and work our way toward safe renewable energy usage.

      March 30, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Harry Anderson

    I alike Obama. But, he has got to stop supporting nuclear energy. He will lose my vote based on that one decision.

    March 30, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • huh

      Are you kidding? Now you come to this conclusion? weak sauce

      March 30, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Bobo

    Now what kind of information reporting is this? How about you spend a few more minutes collecting information and working out your thoughts before you post such a meaningless "article."

    March 30, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  5. ZhangJiang

    In China we poop in the street !!

    March 30, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ho-Chee Mini

      LOL Me know and no like.

      March 30, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Stewel

    To my fellow Bay Staters...Draw a 25 mile radius around Plymouth and tell me if you're willing to gamble all of that based on what we're being told by those who have a financial stake in keeping the Plymouth facility on line.

    March 30, 2011 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Teen Age Mutant Rodent Bung Super/Fighters

    Thats where we were born in a radioactive sludge of human waste and after that it transformed us in to what we are today "The teen age mutant rodent-bung super/fighters"

    March 30, 2011 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  8. robertsgt40

    Hey no problem. Tell these folks to go to the EPA's website in a few days. They're raising the bar on acceptable radiation levels. When the "new" numbers come out I'm sure they'll be within EPA "SAFE" guidelines.

    March 30, 2011 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Thebes

    Nuclear Power – Safe and Clean
    *(until it ruins a nation)

    March 30, 2011 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  10. nur amabo nur

    Upgrade & update that's what needs to be done. We need nuclear energy, what most fail to understand is that the owners of these plants pocket "profits" instead of repairing and upgrading their facilities. As a bay stater I think the wind farm is ridiculous, when they go online my electric bill will surpass my mortgage! The only thing I'll be paying more for each month is insurance, which I haven't had a claim on in 20 years.

    March 30, 2011 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  11. ugh

    population control.

    March 30, 2011 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jim Davis

    @All the SmartAzz Bloggers who, a few weeks ago, were saying "Only Cowards buy Potassium Iodide", and how STUPID ppl are that get alarmed, how they are ignorant for fearing harm, etc. etc. etc. I have this to say to you...... Who's Smart now, (?) Mr. Know it All??? It's always the same story..... Fools criticize the Cautious Ones, just to make themselves look COOL..... then they make up excuses, as others Suffer. Get a frick'n clue, next time, and stuff a sock in it, at least until the Danger has PASSED.

    March 30, 2011 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  13. leeintulsa

    Wind and solar power cost alot to set up – not as much as a coal burning power plant, but they are already built. In the long run, maintenance and upkeep are vastly cheaper than a coal-burner. It's really the only way to go if we're gonna do anything about emissions.

    March 31, 2011 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  14. IKE

    Bury the whole plant. Tryin to kill everybody. Play engineer another day.

    March 31, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Boyrudumb

    If they don't get things under control (and soon) they could turn the world's most costly natural disaster into the greatest disaster mankind has ever created. A nuclear volcano that spews radiation into the atmosphere for a generation to come. Chances of this taking place currently are around two or three in ten. I don't think many of you have idea what so ever, so it's not even worth explaining it.

    April 1, 2011 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |