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First Fukushima Residents Return Home After Nuclear Disaster



Hundreds of people forced out of their homes three years ago by the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan, can finally return for good.

An 8.9 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami destroyed many regions of northeastern Japan in March 2011. Three nuclear reactors melted down at a plant in Fukushima as a result of the damage, sending more than 100,000 residents out of a 12-mile evacuation area around the plant.

Over 350 locals were allowed to re-enter the Miyakoji district of Fukushima as of Tuesday, when government officials decided radiation levels were low enough to deem the area safe for habitation, CBS reported. Read more…

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