Japan's government has declared the 20-km evacuation zone around the Fukushima nuclear plant a “no-entry zone”, banning people from entering. People will only be allowed into the zone under government supervision.
REUTERS - Japan on Thursday said it would ban people entering the 20 km (12 mile) evacuation zone around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant north of Tokyo, weeks after the tsunami-wrecked facility began leaking radiation.
Tens of thousands of people left the zone after the March 11 quake smashed the power station, operated by Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO), but some have since returned to their homes to collect belongings.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano told a press briefing that as of midnight on Thursday, people will only be allowed into the zone under government supervision.
Date created : 2011-04-21