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Evacuation urged for radioactive hot spots via The Japan Times

Recommendation to leave limited areas outside 20-km zone won’t be mandatory

By MASAMI ITO
Staff writer
The government said Thursday it will recommend the evacuation of residents living in radioactive hot spots outside the no-entry zone around the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.

In-depth monitoring by the government found the hot spots outside the 20-km evacuation zone in numerous places, including in Date and Minamisoma in Fukushima Prefecture where levels of radiation exceeded the equivalent of 20 millisieverts per year.

Evacuation urged for radioactive hot spots

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