First evacuation flight carrying U.S. citizens leaves Japan: State Department

10:31, March 18, 2011      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

The first evacuation flight carrying U.S. citizens has left Japan, the U.S. State Department said on Thursday, following the radiation threat sparked by the crippled nuclear plant.

The flight carried about 100 passengers, including family members of U.S. diplomats and private citizens, said Under Secretary of State Patrick Kennedy.

He said at least another aircraft will be provided on Friday for evacuation.

The U.S. State Department on Wednesday had authorized the voluntary departure for family members and dependents of U.S. government officials who wish to leave Japan. It has also issued a travel warning urging its citizens to defer visit to Japan.

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission recommended on Wednesday that U.S. citizens who live within 50-mile (80-kilometer) radius of the quake-hit Fukushima Daichi nuclear power plant evacuate from that area.

Source: Xinhua

 
 
  Weekly review  
 
 
 
     
 
 

(Editor:燕勐)

  • Do you have anything to say?

双语词典
dictionary

  
Special Coverage
  • Survey for 2011 NPC and CPPCC Sessions
  • Focus On China
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • Constant rain hampers recovery efforts in Australia's Queensland
  • Mix of factors exacerbated New Zealand Christchurch earthquake
  • Men's fashion at L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival
  • Russia's Gazprombank to cooperate with China UnionPay
  • Quake drill held in Yingjiang, SW China
  • "China has serious difficulty with part of the resolution," envoy says
Hot Forum Dicussion