Authorities warn Tokyo residents that the tapwater contains radiation levels that exceed the safe limit for consumption by babies. The level did fall to just under the limit later, but it's still right on the edge. I hope this is not a sign of more long lasting things to come.

Not surprisingly, store shelves were stripped of bottled water very quickly.

That's one of the frustrating things about radiation--you can have temporary spikes in seemingly random places. The spike scares people and they remember it, even if the level quickly drops again.