Evacuation Order Lifted for Naraha, Town Near Fukushima Nuke Plant

September 5, 2015 11:03 AM

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NARAHA, Japan — The Japanese town of Naraha on Saturday lifted a 2011 evacuation order that sent all its 7,400 residents away after the nearby Fukushima nuclear plant was crippled by a tsunami and spread contamination.

Naraha was the first among seven municipalities forced to empty entirely due to radiation contamination following the massive earthquake and tsunami that sent the reactors into meltdown.

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