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It would take two days, nearly 50 hours, to evacuate over half a million residents in the event of another massive radioactive leak at a nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture, according to local officials.

The prediction released April 30 was part of a wide-area evacuation plan worked out by the prefectural government in preparation for the possibility of another nuclear accident occurring at one of the two nuclear power plants there.

It was based on the assumption that current evacuees from the areas around the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant have all returned to their homes.

The evacuation plan assumed a worst-case scenario in which 0.5 millisievert of radiation per hour spread to 13 municipalities, with wind blowing from the east to the west, preventing residents from fleeing westward.
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50 hours needed for evacuation if another nuclear accident occurs (Asahi Newspaper)

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