03 Apr '11, 12am

Frustrated survivors of Japan's disasters slam govt for focusing too much on the nuclear crisis, instead of victims

Frustrated survivors of Japan's disasters slam govt for focusing too much on the nuclear crisis, instead of victims

Refugees gather to look for clothing at an aid station set up outside the Bayside Arena shelter in the earthquake- and tsunami-destroyed town of Minamisanriku, north-eastern Japan. -- PHOTO: AP RIKUZENTAKATA (Japan) - AS JAPAN'S prime minister visited tsunami-ravaged coastal areas for the first time on Saturday, frustrated evacuees complained that the government has been too focused on the nuclear crisis that followed the massive wave. Nearly every day some new problem at the stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant commands officials' attention - on Saturday it was a newly discovered crack in a maintenance pit that is leaking highly radioactive water into the sea. 'The government has been too focused on the Fukushima power plant rather than the tsunami victims. Both deserve attention,' said 35-year-old Megumi Shimanuki, who was visiting her family at a community centre c...

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