Japan Plans to Limit Access to Evacuation Zone

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Japanese authorities are attempting to enforce a strict ban on residents entering the evacuation zone around the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

About 78,000 people live in the 12-mile zone and officials are afraid residents are risking radiation exposure by going back to get belongings and check on their homes and businesses.

Currently, police cannot legally enforce the evacuation and authorities want that to change.

"(All that needs to stop) to guarantee the health and safety of the people," Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said Wednesday.

Meanwhile, workers have stabilized leaks at the power plant. However, many are are battling health problems.

A doctor said workers are suffering from insomnia, high blood pressure and depression.

The men say they get little rest, no baths or fresh food.

The Fukushima Daiichi plant was struck by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that devastated northern Japan, knocking out its coolant systems and causing its reactors to overheat

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