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Japan quake evacuees scanned for radiation exposure

Saturday, March 12, 2011 - 01:00

Mar 12 - Although the Japanese government insisted radiation levels were low, thousands of people evacuated from areas around a crippled nuclear power plant were scanned for radiation exposure. Jon Decker reports.

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TV AND WEB RESTRICTIONS~**PART NO ACCESS JAPAN/ NHK - NO ACCESS JAPAN/THESE PICTURES CANNOT BE REBROADCAST ON CABLE OR COMMUNICATION SATELLITE SERVICES IN JAPAN WITHOUT PRIOR AGREEMENT/MUST NOT OBSCURE NHK LOGO.** Thousands of people were evacuated from areas near Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on Saturday after a massive earthquake caused an explosion at the plant. Government officials say radiation leaked from the plant when the blast blew the roof off, but insist the radiation levels were low. However, as a precaution, thousands stood in line to wait for a radiation scanning to determine if they had been exposed. In Tokyo, meanwhile, 150 miles south of the 40-year-old plant, search and rescue teams began arriving at Haneda airport on Saturday. A South Korean rescue team and two search dogs arrived were the first to arrive, with at least 55 other nations offering support for the quake-hit country. Jon Decker, Reuters.

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Japan quake evacuees scanned for radiation exposure

Saturday, March 12, 2011 - 01:00