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» Gov’t planning to lift the evacuatino order at Kawauchi village inspite of residents’ opposition

The government is planning to lift an evacuation order on part of a village within a 20-kilometer radius from the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant, making it the second such case since the outbreak of the nuclear disaster.

The evacuation order for the eastern part of Kawauchi village will be lifted on July 26, the government told the Kawauchi village office, its village assembly and district mayors’ association on July 9. The move comes after the government concluded that the radiation levels and infrastructure improvements in the village have met conditions for residents’ permanent return.

If the order is lifted, the area will be the second such case in the prefecture following the Miyakoji district of the city of Tamura, where an evacuation order was terminated in April. However, it is uncertain whether the evacuation order on the eastern part of Kawauchi will be lifted as scheduled because many residents are demanding the lifting be postponed.
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Gov’t to lift evacuation order on Fukushima village amid residents’ opposition (Mainichi Newspaper)

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