Japan May Expand Nuclear Emergency Zones

The area required to take precautions in case of accidents at a nuclear power plant in Japan would more than triple under a proposal.

The proposal from a working group of the Nuclear Safety Commission calls for expanding the area from about 5 to 6 miles to more than 18 miles, the Yomiuri Shimbun reported.

The enlarged area would also more than triple the number of municipalities required to take precautions from 44 to 135 and include major urban areas such as Mito and Kyoto’s Sakyo Ward.

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