Japan considers expanding nuclear evacuation

    As Japanese officials work to determine the extent of damage from the nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, the government is considering expanding its evacuation order.

    Nearly 200 families would be affected if the order is issued to the two additional towns that are outside the nation’s 30-kilometer evacuation zone.

    As the Wall Street Journal reports, continued testing following the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident in March has found additional hot spots that could prompt further evacuations.

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