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Tokyo exodus nuke report’s worst scenario via The Japan Times Online

Areas as far as 170 km away from the Fukushima nuclear plant faced the potential risk of being declared permanent evacuation zones, according to a worst-case scenario drawn up at the height of the crisis by the chief of the Japan Atomic Energy Commission.

The report, compiled March 25 at the request of then Prime Minister Naoto Kan, also said areas 250 km away — including central Tokyo — could have been tainted by radiation and require the government to assist those electing to voluntarily “migrate” away from the area.

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