U.S. Urges Its Citizens To Leave Japan Amid Nuclear Fears



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The US has advised its citizens to leave Japan and stay 80 kilometers (50 miles) away from the Fukushima Dai-Ichi plant, 135 miles north of the capital Tokyo, due to fears of radiation. The UK, on the other hand, said that people should leave Tokyo altogether. Dai-Ichi has 6 reactors, 3 of which were damaged by blasts after the devastating quake. Japanese PM Naoto Kan has said that his government is working with Tokyo Electric Power Co. to prevent a possible nuclear meltdown at the nuclear plant.