• Kyodo


The government is considering designating areas near the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant as off-limits for residents for an extensive period, Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura said Wednesday.

Concern is growing that a large amount of water contaminated by radioactive materials being stored at the crippled plant could threaten the safety of people living in the vicinity, government officials said.

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