Russia on Thursday once again advised its citizens against visiting Japan, where an earthquake and tsunami have triggered a nuclear disaster.
“We repeat our calls for the Russian citizens to refrain from visiting Japan, especially the endangered areas,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said.
The levels of radioactive iodine in seawater near the stricken reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant were reported to be 4,385 times the legal limit on Thursday.
The plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co., said it was going to decommission four of Fukushima’s six reactors, while efforts continue to try to prevent major nuclear fallout.
The confirmed death toll from the March 11 quake and tsunami, which knocked out Fukushima’s cooling systems, now stands at 11,417, with…