27 Aug '11, 12pm

Japan PM 'sorry' over Fukushima no-go zone

Japan PM 'sorry' over Fukushima no-go zone

Japan's outgoing Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Saturday said he was sorry that some areas close to the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant will remain uninhabitable for a long time. -- PHOTO: AP TOKYO (AFP) - Japan's outgoing Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Saturday said he was sorry that some areas close to the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant will remain uninhabitable for a long time. 'In reality, I cannot deny the possibility unfortunately for residents not being able to return and live in some places for a long time even after taking decontamination measures,' Mr Kan told Fukushima governor Yuhei Sato. 'I am very sorry. I apologise,' Mr Kan said, according to Jiji Press. Everywhere inside a 20km radius of the plant was evacuated after the March 11 quake and tsunami triggered the world's worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl. But a recent government survey has shown that some a...

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