Disasters

Japan Bans Access to Nuke Zone

Japan has gone ahead and banned access to a 12-mile radius surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Until Wednesday, the evacuation order was recommended but not enforceable by law. Residents will still be allowed brief reentry to collect their belongings. At least 60 families are believed to have never left the zone in the first place. Evacuees are mostly living in sports halls and gymnasiums.