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Japan PM declares no-go zone around nuclear plant

TOKYO (AFP) – Japan on Thursday banned people from going within 20 kilometres (12 miles) of the tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear plant, which has been leaking radiation for nearly six weeks. The ban, which gives legal weight to an existing exclusion zone, comes after police found more than 60 families living…

WHO eyes 20 year nuclear health watch in Japan

GENEVA (AFP) – The World Health Organisation is seeking studies for up to 20 years to keep watch over public health in Japan following the Fukushima nuclear emergency, a senior official said on Wednesday. WHO environmental health chief Maria Neira played down a current risk to public health outside the…

Antarctic IceCube observatory to hunt dark matter

WELLINGTON – An extraordinary underground observatory for subatomic particles has been completed in a huge cube of ice one kilometre on each side deep under the South Pole, researchers said. Building the IceCube, the world’s largest neutrino observatory, has taken a gruelling decade of work in the Antarctic tundra and…

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