Posted: Mar 25, 2011 12:30 PM by Greg Boyce
TOKYO (AP) - Japan's government is advising people within 20 miles of a damaged nuclear plant to stay indoors. But a spokesman adds that since supplies aren't being delivered to the area quickly enough, those people may just want to leave and go to places with better facilities.
The government had already ordered people living within 12 miles of the plant to leave because of radiation leaks. Officials say a suspected breach in a reactor could mean a more serious contamination threat. The uncertain situation has brought a stop to work at the nuclear complex. Dozens of workers had been trying to stop the overheated plant from leaking dangerous radiation.
Japan's prime minister says the situation at the crippled plant remains "grave and serious." In a televised address today Naoto Kan warned that "we are not
in a position where we can be optimistic. We must treat every development with the utmost care."