IAEA: About 140,000 evacuated from Japan nuke plants

By REUTERS
March 12, 2011 23:07

 
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VIENNA - About 140,000 people have so far been evacuated from areas near two Japanese nuclear power plants after Friday's earthquake, the UN atomic watchdog said in a statement citing information from Japanese authorities.

"Evacuations around both affected nuclear plants have begun," the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said.

In a 20-km radius around Fukushima Daiichi an estimated 110,000 people have been evacuated. In a 10-km radius around Fukushima Daini about 30,000 people have been evacuated.

"Full evacuation measures have not been completed," it said.

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