US Urges Citizens to Get Away from Japan Nuclear Plant

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    The U.S. Embassy in Tokyo has advised Americans to evacuate the area within 80 kilometers of an earthquake-damaged nuclear power plant, or take shelter indoors, out of concern that radiation leaking from the plant could contaminate the area.

    The evacuation warning, issued by U.S. Ambassador John Roos Wednesday, is more extreme than an order issued by the Japanese government, which has urged its citizens to take precautions up to 30 kilometers from the plant.

    Roos said the order was based on the reports of U.S. experts in Japan as well as information provided by Japanese officials.
    http://www.voanews.com/english/news/asia/US-Urges-Citizens-to-Get-Away-from-Japan-Nuclear-Plant-118105429.html
     
    #1 whoosh, Mar 16, 2011
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