02 March 2012 20:11
Japan Earthquake and Tsunami timeline: one year on

Fukushima worsens



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Efforts to restore cooling to the stricken Fukushima nuclear reactors continues. On the evening of March 11, prime minister Naoto Kan declared a nuclear emergency - although government sources insisted no leak of radiation had yet taken place. An evacuation of the area is ordered - initially for 3km around the Fukushima I plant.

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