|Fukushima city in darker pink, from WMC|
That is, according to my estimates roughly where Fukushima city (750,000 inhabitants) is - see locator map left. That is also as close as the reporter was allowed to reach near the central. He wrote:
I am roughly sixty to seventy kilometers due west from the nuclear plants that the Japanese authorities are struggling so hard to control.
Full story: CNN.
Found via FOSL.
Update: recent Japanese air footage of the plants:
US Air base south of Tokyo being evacuated:
... women and children first...
... please, be orderly, do not panic...
(From FOSL, longer version also available there)