"Let me assure you the situation is under control," [Abe] said.
"It has never done or will do any damage to Tokyo."
Abe replied decisively when pressed by veteran Norwegian IOC member Gerhard Heiberg over Fukushima.
"You should read past the headlines and look at the facts," he said.
"The contaminated water has been contained in an area of the harbour only 0.3 square kilometres big.
"There have been no health problems and nor will there be. I will be taking responsibility for all the programmes with regard to the plant and the leaks."
“It’s embarrassing to admit, but there are certain parts of the site where we don’t have full control,” Akira Ono told reporters touring the plant last week.…
The 1,000 tanks [already “approaching capacity”] hold 440,000 tons of contaminated water. Some 4,500 to 5,000 workers, about 1,500 more than a half year ago, are trying to double the capacity by 2016.