Evacuees still wary of returning

| Apr 20, 2014

Evacuees still wary of returning

An evacuation order for part of the Miyakoji district of Tamura, Fukushima Prefecture, was lifted April 1, but many residents haven’t returned yet because of lingering concerns about radiation. They are also worried about the lack of jobs, shops and medical services. The area ...

Apr 7, 2014

Two stores reopen in decontaminated hamlet

Three years after the worst nuclear accident in Japanese history, residents returning to Tamura, Fukushima Prefecture, finally have somewhere to do their shopping. Two makeshift stores opened in Tamura’s Miyakoji district on Sunday as part of a local drive to persuade residents to return ...

Living in no-go zone allowed for first time

Apr 1, 2014

Living in no-go zone allowed for first time

The government Tuesday lifted the evacuation advisory for part of the city of Tamura, Fukushima Prefecture, more than three years after the reactor meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant. The Miyakoji district is the first to have the advisory removed in the ...

Jan 12, 2014

Lifting of evacuation advisory looms for tainted Tamura

The radiation evacuation advisory imposed on part of Tamura, Fukushima Prefecture, might be lifted in April at the request of residents, it has been learned. The area would be the first in the former exclusion zone set up during the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear ...