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Evacuations are now mandatory at Fukushima plant

Today the Japanese government took steps to prevent people from re-entering the 20km exclusion zone around the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The new measure, , makes it illegal for members of the roughly 27,000 households affected by the accident from returning to the site. Limited access will be granted for a few hours at a time to gather personal items.

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