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» Area within 20km radius of Fukushima No.1 is allowed to live for the first time

The government on April 1st scaled down areas subject to evacuation orders since 3.11 disaster.

The Miyakoji district of Tamura city in Fukushima Prefecture became the first area within a 20-kilometer radius of Fukushima No.1 plant to have an evacuation order completely lifted.
Local residents can live in their homes without any restrictions. Still, there are no prospects that residents will return home because of their radiation fears still remain.

However, the 100,000 yen compensation per month for their mental anguish from their forced evacuation is set to end in a year.

Following the meltdowns at Fukushima No. 1 Plant in 2011, the eastern part of the Miyakoji district, situated within 20 kilometers from the plant, was designated as a no-go zone. The designation forced 358 people in 117 households in the area to evacuate.


<Media Report>
Living in no-go zone allowed for first time (Japan Times)

Gov’t scales down evacuation zones around damaged nuclear plant (Mainichi Newspaper)


Evacuation designation fully lifted for first time but radiation fears remain (Mainichi Newspaper)

Some Fukushima residents returning home as gov’t lifts evacuation order (Mainichi Newspaper)

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