• Kyodo


Nearly 20 percent of evacuees might not be able to return to their homes in evacuation areas near the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant even 10 years after the disaster, according to an estimate the government made available Saturday.

According to the estimate, 18% of the residents in 11 municipalities in the government-set evacuation zones may have difficulties returning to their homes on the assumption that effects of ongoing work to dispose of radioactive materials in the communities are not taken into consideration.

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