A Japanese mother receives bottled water for her baby at a ward office in Tokyo, Friday, March 25, 2011 as the Tokyo Metropolitan Government starts on Thursday to distribute three small bottles of ... more 
A Japanese mother receives bottled water for her baby at a ward office in Tokyo, Friday, March 25, 2011 as the Tokyo Metropolitan Government starts on Thursday to distribute three small bottles of water each to an estimated 80,000 families with babies of 12 months or younger. Japan has been grappling with an avalanche of miseries that began with the March 11 quake, which ravaged the northeastern coast and damaged the critical cooling system at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. Radiation has been found in raw milk, seawater and 11 kinds of vegetables, including broccoli, cauliflower and turnips, grown in areas around the plant. In Tokyo, residents stripped store shelves of bottled water and some other basic necessities after authorities said radioactive iodine in the tap water was more than twice what is considered safe for babies to drink. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Lee Jin-man
Fri, Mar 25, 2011 5:38 AM EDT