JAPAN

TEPCO Still Mulling Radiation Plan

No hurry, guys. TEPCO, the company that owns the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, says it’s still working out a plan for how to deal with radiation at the plant, two days after announcing that the level of crisis was equivalent to the Chernobyl crisis. "As instructed by Prime Minister Kan we are working out the specific details of how to handle the situation so they can be disclosed as soon as possible," said TEPCO President Masataka Shimizu. Shimizu has been blasted for his company’s unpreparedness for a disaster, his near-disappearance following the tsunami that damaged the plant, and TEPCO’s delay in admitting the seriousness of the situation.