Evacuation order lifted for town near wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant

September 5, 2015 11:02 AM

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TOKYO, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- The Japanese town of Naraha lifted a 2011 evacuation order Saturday, the first since the nearby Fukushima nuclear power plant melted down as a result of a devastating tsunami.

Naraha is the first of seven cities surrounding the power plant that has been cleared for repopulation since the triple-reactor meltdown in March 2011. At a small ceremony, Japanese officials tried to encourage resident to move back to the town, which once had a population of 7,368. A recent governm...

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