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Fukushima update: Recovery efforts stalled, as hotspot concerns grow

After an eventful recent few days at the Fukushima Daichii nuclear power plant, which I’ve reported on here, and here last night —see “Radioactivity spreads in Japan”, today has seen few major developments, and the situation remains very serious. The detection of radioactive hotspots outside of the evacuation zone is a growing concern, with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) tonight confirming hotspots Northwest of the plant where radioactivity is so high as to require urgent evacuation of people in the area. 

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