Japan's Healthy Ministry has advised villagers near the nuclear plant to not drink the tap water because of radioactive iodine. Ministry spokesman Takayuki Matsuda said that radioactive iodine three times the normal level was found in water 19 miles (30km) away from the nuclear plant. The contaminated water is only one twenty-sixth of a chest X-ray and poses no danger, but it's better to be safe at this point. [Washington Post]
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