Japan Gets Ready To Upgrade The Fukushima Evacuation Zone Again


Japanese authorities are considering implementing a mandatory evacuation zone around Fukushima Nuclear Plant, according to the AP.

The current 19-mile evacuation zone is only a recommendation.

Although most people have left the area, some have occasionally returned to check their homes and collect their belongings.

Japan has been notoriously slow to expand the evacuation zone: Late to implement a 10-mile limit; very late to implement at 19-mile limit; and now late to implement a mandatory limit.

At the nuclear plant, the situation looks stable but protracted. Over time more and more radiation will accrue in the surrounding area.

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