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  • Associated Press A police officer in protective suit searching for missing people in Minamisoma, which is inside the 12-mile evacuation zone from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant.

    Companies Vie for Plant-Closing Job

  • Firefighters only started to look for the dead a week ago in Japanese coastal towns like Namie, within a 12-mile radius of the damaged nuclear reactors, the area set out by the government for mandatory evacuation.

    Tokyo Takes Over PR From Plant Operator

  • The U.S. 50-mile evacuation zone is far bigger than that established by Japan, which has called for a 12-mile zone and has told those within 20 miles to stay indoors.

    Japan would accept U.S. help in nuclear crisis

  • U.S. officials challenged the Japanese government's assessment of the radiation risks posed by the damaged nuclear complex, telling U.S. civilians and military personnel to stay at least 50 miles from the facility, in contrast to the 12-mile evacuation zone set by Japan.

    U.S., Japan Split on Zone of Evacuation

  • The Obama administration has recommended that U.S. citizens evacuate beyond a 50-mile radius of the reactors, which stands in contrast to the 12-mile radius suggested by the Japanese government.

    Obama Seeks Review of U.S. Nuclear Facilities

  • Japan's 12-mile evacuation policy appears "sufficient to minimize public-health impacts," based on available data concerning radiation and dispersal, Mr. Kerekes said.

    U.S. Nuclear Industry Questions 50-Mile Radius

  • The Obama administration's 50-mile evacuation policy made headlines Wednesday because it went beyond Japan's decision to impose a 12-mile evacuation zone, suggesting the U.S. did not agree with Japan's assessment of risks in the area.

    U.S. Nuclear Industry Questions 50-Mile Radius

  • Radiation leaks have forced 80,000 people living within a 12-mile 20-kilometer radius of the plant to leave their homes.

    Japan wants 3 reactors closed while seawall built

  • That recommendation, made Wednesday, stands in contrast to the 12-mile radius recommended by the Japanese.

    U.S. Sees Reactor Crisis Lasting Weeks

  • Previously the U.S. had agreed with Japanese officials that a 12-mile evacuation zone was adequate.

    U.S. Sounds Alarm on Radiation


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