Emergency crews and residents in central Japan began a major disaster drill on Saturday that is the first exercise of its kind. The 2-day drill is being held at 2 nuclear power plants in Fukui Prefecture. The Cabinet Office planned the exercise to prepare for accidents striking multiple locations at the same time. The drill is based on a scenario of an earthquake causing the Ohi and Takahama Plants to lose power, stopping the plant cooling systems and releasing nuclear substances. The 2 plants are located 13 kilometers from each other.
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