No. of Fukushima nuclear disaster evacuees drops below 120,000

13 February 2015

The number of Fukushima residents who remain evacuated as a result of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster, including those who have evacuated voluntarily, totaled 118,862 as of January this year, falling below the 120,000 mark.

The prefectural government said it believes the decreasing level of airborne radiation as a result of decontamination work as well as natural reduction contributed to the return of residents. At the same time, some residents are believed to have returned to their homes in Fukushima due to the increasing economic burden of prolonged evacuation. Read more

(Fukushima Minpo News)

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