October 10, 2011

Japan Reopens Areas around Fukushima


Despite continued fears over radiation levels, Japan lifted evacuation advisories for an area spanning five towns and cities around a tsunami-ravaged nuclear power plant on Friday, the first such move since multiple fuel meltdowns at the site led to a substantial radiation leak and forced more than 100,000 surrounding residents to flee.


But radiation levels are far (5 to 6 times) above the annual limit of 1 millisievert for civilians that is recommended by the International Commission on Radiological Protection.
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