China hopes the Japanese government will give a responsible explanation on how they will offset the impact of the Fukushima nuclear leakage, said Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lu Kang on Monday in a regular conference.
His response came after the Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. said they had detected a record radiation level of up to 530 sieverts per hour after analysing video images taken inside the No. 2 reactor of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex. The company further said that people will die in seconds when exposed to such high levels of radiation.
“The Chinese side has been watching closely the repercussions of the Fukushima nuclear leakage accident and has been asking the Japanese government to properly handle the accident and follow-up matters in a timely fashion,” Lu said.
Lu further added any responsible government will pay continuous and high attention to the impact of the nuclear leakage on the marine environment, food safety and people’s health. “This is their obligation to not only the Japanese people, but also people from the rest of the world, its neighbours included.”
The Chinese Foreign Ministry has issued relevant safety alert, and Chinese fellows are urged to make proper travel plans and take protective measures.