Fukui Prefecture will conduct a nuclear disaster drill on Sunday that involves evacuating areas that lie within 30 km of a nuclear power plant.

Up to 2,000 residents will take part in the drill, which assumes an accident has occurred at Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Takahama No. 3 reactor and that radiation is leaking. The drill involves local officials and the Self-Defense Forces, who will help evacuate residents by helicopter and ship.

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