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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota and Gustavus Adolphus College are bringing home their students studying in Japan, in part because of fears of radiation from Japan’s crippled nuclear reactors.

The university announced Friday that its seven students currently studying in Tokyo must return home, but four students studying in Nagoya and Hiroshima may remain, unless the situation changes in those cities.

University officials are working with its insurance company’s emergency evacuation team to ensure that the students can get home safely.

Gustavus announced that it will bring home its six students. The college says five of the students were studying at a university near Oska. One was studying in Nagoya.

Like the university, Gustavus is working with its travel insurer on arrangements to bring the students back to the United States.

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