Democracy Now March 24, 2011 interview with Aileen Mioko Smith addresses latest findings on radioactivity in Tokyo and the Kan administration's refusal to expand the evacuation zone in Fukushima beyond 20 kilometers (12 miles):
Well, our key concern is evacuation. And really, evacuation should have been proactive. And the later you delay, the more you would expose people who are trying to evacuate, who are going out and outdoors to evacuate, to levels of radiation exposure, and we don’t want that to happen. So we’re urging the Japanese government. Now Diet members are urging evacuation.