25 Feb '12, 10am

Japan fears permanent ban on habitation near nuclear plant: Japan on Friday said some areas surrounding the Fuku...

Japan fears permanent ban on habitation near nuclear plant: Japan on Friday said some areas surrounding the Fuku...

Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s tsunami-crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant is seen in Fukushima prefecture. Japan on Friday said some areas surrounding the Fukushima nuclear power plant that was wrecked last year by a massive tsunami will likely remain permanently off-limits. -- PHOTO: AP TOKYO (AFP) - Japan on Friday said some areas surrounding the Fukushima nuclear power plant that was wrecked last year by a massive tsunami will likely remain permanently off-limits. 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 on Friday. Some of the highest readings were taken in the town of Futaba, to the north-west of the plant wrecked on March 11. Contamination however did n...

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