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Japan Olympic Committee President Says IOC Unfazed By Fukushima Radiation Leaks
Published October 30, 2013
Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda said that the IOC "is completely unfazed by the continued radioactive water leaks at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant," according to KYODO. PM Shinzo Abe told a global audience the Fukushima plant was "under control." Abe claimed that "the radioactive effects from the plant are contained within a 300-meter radius off the shores of Fukushima and, according to Takeda, the IOC is sold." Takeda said, "In Buenos Aires, the prime minister made it clear he would personally oversee the situation regarding the contaminated water at the plant." Takeda said that "the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee will be launched in early February, but refrained from mentioning who will head the committee." So far, former PM and Japan Rugby Football Union President Yoshiro Mori "has been linked with the job" (KYODO, 10/29).