Japan: Town evacuated after Fukushima disaster, reopened

  • Japanese authorities are allowing residents to return to Naraha, a town which was evacuated in 2011 in the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

    The move follows years of decontamination efforts in the radiation-hit area. 

    However, more than half the residents say they are not ready to return.

    A devastating earthquake and tsunami triggered a series of meltdowns of the Fukushima Daiichi plant, after which all residents of Naraha moved out. The town is located some 12 miles south of the nuclear plant.


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