The 20㎞ radius zone moved up to “mandatory evaluation zone” – 127

April 21, 2011
Multilingual Support Center for the Tohoku Earthquake out at Pacific Ocean
Disaster Information 127th Translation Edition

The 20㎞ radius zone moved up to “mandatory evaluation zone”

On April 21, the Japanese government announced to designate the 20km radius zone from Fukushima Nuclear Plant No.1, where currently ordered as the evacuation zone, is moved up to “mandatory evacuation zone,” which means the government has the legal binding force to ban the entry into this zone. Thus it would provide some punishments for violations.

The designated zones are as followings;
Tomioka-machi, Futaba-machi, Ookuma-machi, A part of Namie-machi, A part of Kawauchi-Mura, A part of Naraha-machi, Minami-Souma City (Odaka¬¬-ward, A part of Haramachi-ward), Tamura-City (A part of Miyakoji-machi), and A part of Katsurao-mura.
 
 
The brief visit to homes in the mandatory evacuation zone will be started within a few days from the possible areas, except 3km radius zone from Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant no.1. The Japanese government also announced that the brief visit will be coordinated together with relevant local governments so that all the households in the designated zones can complete their brief visit within one to two months by seeing the situations. Only one person from one household can briefly visit back home. The person shall be covered up by necessary equipment to prevent radiation, and group transportation by buses will be given. On the way back to your shelter, an inspection will be performed to check if you are free from contamination of radiation. The maximum allowed time to stay in your home is about two hours, and you are asked to bring out minimum required items.
For more details, please inquire at nearby local municipality offices or staff members at evacuation centers.


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