A small police box in a town hosting the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant reopened on Monday for the first time in 11 years and five months as the government prepares to lift an evacuation order imposed on the area due to high radiation levels.

A ceremony was held in Futaba, the only town still deserted due to the evacuation order, before the return of some of its residents after the lifting of the order midnight Monday.

The residential police box, located approximately 3 kilometers northwest of the nuclear plant, will house one officer.