Japan reopens Fukushima radiation-hit town in 2011

    Japan reopens Fukushima radiation-hit town in 2011

    Sept.6, Tokyo: Japan is calling the residents after it permanently lifts an evacuation order for a town after Fukushima nuclear plant was hit by earthquake and tsunami in 2011.

    The decontamination worked continued for years in the area, but people are still not ready to come back.

    Naraha is the first town to open for people but they had a brief stay in the area till April as trial phase. After the disaster 7,400 Naraha's resident moved out of the area. The area is seen as test case whether people could return to the area.

    Some 100,000 people are still unable to return to their homes.

    One of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded struck off the coast of Japan, triggering a huge tsunami. Almost 16,000 people died and more than 2,500 are still listed as missing.

    The Fukushima Daiichi plant suffered a series of meltdowns following a massive earthquake and tsunami.

    The Oslo Times


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