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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Japan : Govt to bar entry to nuclear evacuation zone

Another article from NHK News :

" Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano says the government is preparing to forbid entry into the 20-kilometer evacuation zone around the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

Edano on Wednesday told reporters the stiffer measure is aimed at securing the safety and health of local residents, as the situation at the nuclear plant remains unstable. He said the government is in final talks with local municipalities to enforce the measure.

At present, citizens are merely advised to stay outside the 20-kilometer zone, and most residents have followed the instruction and left.

Edano said the government is considering allowing evacuees to return home briefly to gather their belongings, just before the zone becomes off-limits."

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