Capital has no iodine prep plans

Other than monitoring radiation levels in the capital amid the failures at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government said Wednesday it had no plans to prepare any radiological countermeasures, such as reserving iodine pills to deal with internal exposure to radioactive substances.

The government instead called for residents to go about their daily lives in a normal manner because only a small amount of radiation, harmless to humans, was detected.

“This (radiation levels detected in Tokyo) has already fallen,” Gov. Shintaro Ishihara said at a news conference. “For now, the usual and normal situation continues.”