Japan

Fukushima Evacuees to Return in Two Years

Emergency orders will be lifted sooner, an earthquake/tsunami led to a nuclear meltdown last year

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The Reconstruction Agency said Tuesday it will aim to allow evacuees to return in two years to zones in Fukushima Prefecture where preparations are under way for lifting emergency off-limits orders.

The agency specified the goal in a grand plan for 12 municipalities where evacuation zones were designated due to radioactive fallout from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.