Japan mulls limited access to zone near nuke plant

Establishment were bearing in mind restricting access to the mass going away zone approximately Japan's crippled nuclear plant Wednesday to limit release exposure to residents who may want to come back to their homes.

"We are allowing for setting up 'caution areas' as an option for successfully limiting entry" to the district, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said.

It was unclear when the ban might be compulsory.

Concerning 70,000-80,000 people were living in the 10 towns and villages within 12 miles (20 kilometers) of the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant, which has been leaking emission after a March 11 earthquake and tsunami ruined its power and cooling systems.