Japanese Nuclear Safety Panel proposes widening nuclear evacuation perimeter to 30 km after future nuclear accidents

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TOKYO (Kyodo) — The secretariat of the Nuclear Safety Commission of Japan proposed on Thursday expanding the zone where intensive disaster countermeasures are to be taken to a 30-kilometer radius of a nuclear power plant from the current 8-10 km in the event of a future nuclear accident.

The secretariat also proposed newly designating a 5-km radius around a nuclear plant in its guidelines as a zone from which people should immediately be evacuated following a plant accident.

The commission has been reviewing the existing guidelines after the disaster revealed their insufficiencies.

Source: english.kyodonews.jp, via Nuclear Crisis – News – Kyodo News
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