Gov’t reopens highway section closed by Fukushima nuclear crisis

The government has reopened a section of National Route 6 running through part of the Hamadori region of Fukushima Prefecture, where residency is restricted due to radioactive contamination from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant of Tokyo Electric Power Co. It opened the entire highway to traffic for the first time in three and a half years following the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster. The move, effective as of midnight on Sept. 14, was announced on Sept. 12 by the government’s local office addressing the nuclear accident. Read more

(Fukushima Minpo, 13 September 2014) 


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