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Saturday, 25 February 2012

Areas near nuclear plant may be unlivable forever, gov't says

Areas near nuclear plant may be unlivable forever, gov't says

The top of Number Three reactor building at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant this week
AFP
TOKYO —
The government on Friday said some areas surrounding the Fukushima nuclear power plant that was wrecked last year by a massive tsunami will likely remain permanently unlivable.
Measurements taken between November and January confirm earlier results which show a level of radioactivity of 470 millisierverts per year when the average, under normal conditions, is less than one per year, according to a government report released Friday.
Some of the highest readings were taken in the town of Futaba, to the northwest of the plant wrecked on March 11.

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