And turning to Japan.
The Tokyo Electric Power Company is under heavy fire for staying silent over a radioactive leak at the crippled Fukushima Nuclear Plant.
The state-run utility admitted on Tuesday that it learned rainwater contaminated with cesium and other radioactive material had been flowing into the Pacific Ocean as early as last May.
Officials say they had failed to disclose the information since no evidence was found that the tainted water posed an environmental threat, based on their own testing.
Fishermen in the Fukushima Prefecture say they are "absolutely shocked" over the alleged cover-up.
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