Workers were evacuated today after the black smoke rose at the Fukushima power plant, from the No.3 reactor building. The workers were working to restore power and key cooling functions, to the earthquake-shaken nuclear plant. A similar thing happened on Monday, where black smoke rose from the same reactor building. The radiation level hadn't changed shortly afterward, meaning that there was no massive release of radioactive materials.
Further to this, high levels of radiation have been found in foods such as milk and spinach. The Japanese Government has also told parents not to give their children tap water from Tokyo, after levels of radioactive iodine exceeded recommended limits, officials said. Some Japanese people have had their first bath since the earthquake happened, one woman said "I lost my parents (because of the quake and the tsunami) and I've just cremated them. I wish I could have taken them here to bathe."
The Foreign Office is continuing to advise British travellers against all non-essential travel to Tokyo and north east Japan as it revealed that more than 500 Britons in Japan have been given iodine tablets to counteract the effects of radiation leaking from the country's crippled nuclear facility.