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Three Years On, Residents Can Return To Fukushima Disaster Area

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March 31, 2014 AT 9:55 AM
For the first time since Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster more than three years ago, residents of a small district 12 miles from the wrecked plant are about to be allowed to return home. The Miyakoji area of Tamura, a northeastern city inland from the Fukushima nuclear station, has been off-limits for most residents since March 2011, when the government ordered evacuations after a devastating earthquake and tsunami triggered a triple meltdown at the power plant. Young people won't return, said Kitaro Saito, a man in his early 60s, who opposed lifting the ban and had no intention of going home yet.