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Japan to lift evacuation advisories

08-10-2011 08:48 BJT Special Report:9.0 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Japan |

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Japan has lifted evacuation advisories in some areas more than 20 kilometers from the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant. Officials, said the move will allow, about 25,000 people, covered by the advisories, to return home in about a month.

The 20-kilometer exclusion zone has been in place since the March 11th twin disasters and will remain that way. Officials said mandatory evacuation orders, will also remain in place in several high-radiation areas outside the exclusion zone. More than 80,000 residents, fled their homes after the twin disasters, with tens of thousands UNABLE to return because of radiation threats.

FILE - This satellite file image taken on March 14, 2011, and provided by DigitalGlobe
shows the damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear facility in Okuma, Fukushima prefecture,
northeastern Japan. The Japanese government failed to adequately utilize radiation
threat forecasts in the early days of its nuclear crisis and allowed thousands of
residents - including hundreds of schoolchildren - to remain in areas it had ample
reason to believe put them in serious danger. (AP Photo/DigitalGlobe, File)


Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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