Japan earthquake: Anger over Fukushima evacuation plan

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    They are leaving us to die," says the mayor of Minamasoma inside the exclusion zone.


    The governor of the region at the centre of Japan's nuclear crisis has criticised official handling of the evacuation of the area around the stricken Fukushima Daiichi power plant.
    Fukushima prefecture governor Yuhei Sato said: "Anxiety and anger felt by people have reached boiling point."
    Engineers are racing to avert a nuclear catastrophe at Fukushima Daiichi, badly damaged by Friday's quake and tsunami.
    The government has declared a 20km (12-mile) evacuation zone around it.
    Another 140,000 people living between 20-30km of the facility were told on Tuesday not to leave their homes, while the US embassy has advised American citizens living within 80km of the plant to evacuate or seek shelter.
    Mr Sato said centres already housing people who had been moved from their homes near the plant did not have enough hot meals and basic necessities such as fuel and medical supplies. "We're lacking everything," he said.
    BBC News - Japan earthquake: Anger over Fukushima evacuation plan
     

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