Officials measure radiation level outside a shop in evacuated town of Iitate in Fukushima prefecture
Officials measure the radiation level outside a shop in the evacuated town of Iitate in Fukushima prefecture September 18, 2013. A total of 160,000 people were ordered to leave their homes around Daiichi plant after the government announced the evacuation following the nuclear disaster in March 2011. In 2011 a massive earthquake and tsunami wrecked the Fukushima nuclear plant, resulting in a meltdown that became the world's worst atomic crisis in 25 years. About 160,000 people living near the plant were ordered to move out and the government established a 20-km compulsory evacuation zone. The operator of the plant, Tokyo Electric Power Co, is struggling to contain contaminated water at the site 240 km north of Tokyo. There have been multiple leaks and glitches over the last two and a half years. Picture taken September 18, 2013. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (JAPAN - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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