Friday, March 25, 2011

The Yellow Rain in Kanto

. Friday, March 25, 2011

Many people living in the Kanto had worried after seeing a yellow rain on Wednesday. Kanto is a region near Tokyo. Residents worried yellowish color caused by the effects of radiation originating from the damaged nuclear power plant located 220 kilometers north east of Tokyo. Japan Meteorological Agency received many reports of a yellowish residue contained on roofs and anywhere after the rain.

According to the Ministry of Environment, air-borne pollen in large quantities were seen in the Kanto region. Pollen fell along with the rain. Health official at the Tokyo metropolitan gov said there is possibility that the rain contained radioactive material but in a level that does not endanger human health.

Japan is currently in a nuclear emergency conditions after a nuclear power plant in Fukushima damaged by an earthquake and tsunami on 11 March. All residents within a radius of 20 kilometers from the Fukushima nuclear power plant was evacuated. A variety of products in the region, such as milk and vegetables are exposed to radiation.

The Japanese government yesterday announced the tap water in Tokyo has reached a worrying level. Although radiation levels could change, but they ask for tap water is not drunk by children, also to make milk infants under 1 year.


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