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The municipal government of Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture —located near a nuclear power plant — signed an accord Wednesday that will allow its residents to take shelter in six municipalities further away from the complex in the case of an accident.

The arrangement aims to facilitate the evacuation of about 43,000 of around 270,000 residents from Mito, which is located within 30 kilometers from the Tokai No. 2 plant in the village of Tokai, to Kashiwa and five other cities in Chiba Prefecture.

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