New search in nuclear no-go zone via Daily Youmiuri Online

The Yomiuri Shimbun

(caption for the photo) Wearing protective suits, police officers and other servicemen conduct a search in a coastal area of Okumamachi, Fukushima Prefecture, on Wednesday. Exhaust towers of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant are visible in the background.

FUKUSHIMA–Nearly six months after the March 11 disaster, Fukushima prefectural police launched Wednesday a search operation for missing people in areas near the troubled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.

A total of 220 local police officers and firefighters were mobilized for the two-day operation, which is scheduled to run through Thursday.

They will cover areas within the 20-kilometer no-entry zone surrounding the nuclear plant and also some coastal areas outside the no-entry zone.

According to Tokyo Electric Power Co., the operator of the nuclear plant, radiation readings in the areas covered in the search stood at about 25 to 35 microsieverts per hour.

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