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After three months of meltdown, Japan is finally recommending evacuations from towns as far as 25 miles from Fukushima Nuclear Plant, according to Japan Times.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano recommended evacuations from places like Date and Minamisoma, where levels of radiation exceeded the equivalent of 20 millisieverts per year. Evacautions are not mandatory.
While America and other foreign governments evacuated people within 37 miles of the plant in March, Japan has been extremely slow to evacuate. Until April 11, Japan maintained a non-mandatory evacuation zone extending only 15 miles from the plant. Until today, Japan has mandated evacuations within 15 miles and recommended evacuations within 19 miles.
Meanwhile containment at the nuclear plant has shown little progress.
"Fukushima is the biggest industrial catastrophe in the history of mankind."
"Fukushima has three nuclear reactors exposed and four fuel cores exposed,"
he said, "You probably have the equivalent of 20 nuclear reactor cores because of the fuel cores, and they are all in desperate need of being cooled, and there is no means to cool them effectively."