Japan lifts 4-year evacuation of Fukushima town

September 5, 2015 12:23 PM

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Japan lifts 4-year evacuation of Fukushima town

(CNN)For the first time since the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, residents of a certain town can return full-time if they wish.

The Japanese government on Saturday lifted an evacuation order for the small town of Naraha, about 16 kilometers (10 miles) south of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi plant in Fukushima prefecture, Japan's Kyodo news agency reported.

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