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On Nov. 27, 2005, an unidentified terrorist group attacked the Mihama nuclear power plant on the Japan Sea in Fukui Prefecture, damaging the facility and creating fears of a radiation leak.

Local officials on-site at emergency response headquarters in the town of Mihama — as well as at the Cabinet Office, the National Policy Agency, the Defense Agency, the Japan Coast Guard and within numerous ministries — immediately coordinated a response to evacuate local residents from the surrounding area.

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