South Korea’s Asiana Airlines has announced plans to cancel all flights to Fukushima Japan. The cancelations come due to fears over the high levels of radiation in the Fukushima region due to the damaged nuclear power plant. The airline currently operates two return flights per month that are part of a lease deal that ends at the end of September. According to a spokesperson with the airline, once the lease is up, they will end service.
The spokesperson said it is clear that passengers on the flights are anxious during flights and the airline pays very close attention to radiation level reports at Fukushima. Tokyo Electric Power Company, which runs the Fukushima plant, announced on Tuesday that 300 tons of radioactive water was believed to have leaked from a tank at the nuclear plant. This is the fifth of this type of leak to have occurred since the plant was damaged by the earthquake and tsunamis that occurred in March 2011.
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