15 Mar '11, 12pm

Russia ready to evacuate military and civilians from Kuril islands over risk from damaged nuclear power plant

Russia ready to evacuate military and civilians from Kuril islands over risk from damaged nuclear power plant

MOSCOW - Russia said Tuesday it was ready to evacuate soldiers and civilians from the Pacific Kuril archipelago and Sakhalin island if the nuclear danger from a quake-damaged Japanese atomic plant worsened. The Kuril islands lie just north of Japan's northern Hokkaido island and the southernmost four islands in the chain are still claimed by Tokyo, in a dispute that has prevented the signing of the World War II peace treaty. Sakhalin meanwhile is a much larger island with a population of half a million which lies just off Russia's Far Eastern coast and serves as a crucial hub for the oil and gas industry. "The officers in the region are watching the situation at the Japanese nuclear power station," a spokesman for the military's Far Eastern district told the RIA Novosti news agency. "We are ready to carry out a timely evacuation of the military service people, their famili...

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