Tokyo to host 2020 Olympics with assurance that Fukushima radiation is ‘completely blocked’

Tokyo, Japan has just edged out Madrid and Istanbul to become the host of the 2020 Olympic games. Although Tokyo was considered to be the frontrunner for the games, many had expressed concerns that lingering radiation from the Fukushima nuclear plant would scuttle its chances. Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, directly addressed those issues at length in his pitch to the International Olympic Committee (IOC). “Let me assure you the situation is under control. It has never done and will never do any damage to Tokyo,” Abe said in response to IOC questions, “I make the statement to you in the most emphatic and unequivocal way.” Japan recently adopted a plan to build a $ 320 million ice wall to limit the spread of radioactive water.

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