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Tokyo mother on water contamination: 'It is very scary'

A mother in Tokyo has said she finds it "very scary" that parents in the city have been warned not let young children drink tap water because of contamination.

Speaking to the BBC using a webcam, Miho said it was hard to know what information to believe and that she was worried despite government attempts to calm fears.

Tokyo's tap water was declared unfit for babies to drink on Wednesday, after radiation from Japan's quake-hit nuclear plant affected the capital's water supply.

Radioactive iodine levels in some areas were twice the recommended safe level.

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