Japan lifts evacuation order for town near doomed nuke plant

September 5, 2015 11:03 AM

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Japan lifts evacuation order for town near doomed nuke plant

NARAHA, Japan—Japan’s government on Saturday lifted a 4 1/2-year-old evacuation order for the northeastern town of Naraha that had sent all of the town’s 7,400 residents away following the disaster at the nearby Fukushima nuclear plant.

Naraha became the first to get the order lifted among seven municipalities forced to empty entirely due to radiation contamination following the massive earthquake and tsunami that sent the plant’s reactors into triple meltdowns in March 2011.

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