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NAGASAKI (Kyodo) The city of Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, conducted its seventh drill to deal with a possible radioactive leak from a U.S. submarine Wednesday, but U.S. forces declined to take part, as in previous drills.

About 530 people, including police officers, Self-Defense Forces members and 30 local residents, participated in the drill conducted under the scenario of a radiation from a nuclear-powered U.S. Navy submarine at Sasebo’s U.S. naval base reached a level requiring the area’s evacuation.

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