- Institution: Independent, The
- Reporter: "PA"
- Date: 2011-03-21
- Link to story: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/japans-nuclear-accident-beyond-belief-2248107.html
- Score: 8
- Reporting faults and errors: Misquote due to amateurish translation.
- Description: The article has Edano speaking like a child: "Please do not overreact, and act calmly," Chief Cabinet spokesman Yukio Edano said in the government's latest appeal to ease public concerns. "Even if you eat contaminated vegetables several times, it will not harm your health at all." When he actually said something like this: someone drinking the tainted milk for one year would consume as much radiation as in a CT scan; for the spinach, it would be one-fifth of a CT scan.
- JP Editor: AHM, SR