Monday, May 16, 2011
Residents have been moved further away from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant as the no-go zone is extended and repair works are halted.
People left their homes in the two towns of Kawamata and Iitate to spend their first night in evacuation centres.
Japanese engineers have abandoned their latest attempt to stabilise a stricken reactor at the Fukushima plant.
More than 80,000 local residents living within a 20km (12 mile) radius of the plant have been evacuated from their homes. A “stay indoors” policy has been operating in the area 20-30km from the plant.
This article was posted: Monday, May 16, 2011 at 1:46 am