Japanese government under fire over disaster plan
Public support for Japan's government is diminishing after a Tokyo Electric Power Co. released a blueprint Sunday for ending radiation leaks and stabilizing reactors at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, according to a story by The Associated Press.
The plan is meant to be a first step toward letting thousands of evacuees from near the power plant return to their homes within six to nine months.
Pressure has been building on the government and TEPCO to resolve the situation, with opposition leaders urging Prime Minister Naoto Kan to resign.
"Japan has never before faced a crisis like this. We are doing our utmost," Kan said in response to criticism Monday in Japan's parliament, according to the story.
Read Japanese government under fire over disaster plan from The Associated Press.