A town of 10,000 was evacuated in the aftermath of the nuclear meltdown – eight years later, residents are free to return. For the first time since the 2011 meltdown at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, residents who lived in a nearby town are being allowed back in. Japanese authorities on Wednesday gave the first clearance for residents to return to the evacuated town of Okuma, west of the tsunami-crippled plant. Lower radiation levels achieved through decontamination work and progress in infrastructure development allowed authorities to lift the mandatory evacuation order over parts of the town, Japan Times reported.
Source: Fukushima disaster: Ghost town residents free to return, Greenpeace warns radiation levels remain too high