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Efforts to estimate the time needed to evacuate residents living within 30 km of a nuclear power plant in an emergency are behind schedule in half of the prefectures concerned, a Kyodo News survey shows.

Local governments within 30 km of a nuclear power plant are supposed to estimate the time needed for residents to get to safe locations when an evacuation is ordered, and to use those estimates to pinpoint road crossings where congestion is likely in order to coordinate evacuation routes.

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