Japan allows Fukushima residents to return 11 years after nuclear disaster

Japan’s Kyodo news agency reported that authorities have canceled an evacuation order issued 11 years ago in the city where the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is located due to high levels of radiation in the area.

The agency said restrictions were lifted in a hard-to-return area of ​​about 8.6 square kilometers in Fukushima Prefecture’s Okuma city, becoming the first among two cities to lift restrictions, restrictions were lifted. The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, owned by the Tokyo Power Plant in northeast Japan, is expanding.

About 11,500 residents of Okuma City were forced to leave their homes after a massive earthquake measuring 9 on the Richter scale hit large parts of Japan on March 11, 2011. the territory is uninhabited.

Source: “Kyodo”

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