Evacuation Order Lifted on First Town Near Fukushima

Environment News Service: On Saturday, Naraha became the first town to allow evacuated residents to return after an earthquake and tsunami damaged the nearby Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant more than four years ago. The accident caused a meltdown in two of the plant`s six reactors that released radiation over a wide area. The entire area of Naraha falls within the 20 kilometer exclusion zone imposed by the Japanese government around the stricken Fukushima Daiichi power plant. About 100 people, including government......

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