A Japanese town whose population fled the 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant disaster has partially reopened eight years later. Radiation levels in parts of Okuma, west of the Daiichi plant, have been deemed safe for residents to return. About 50 people have begun moving back to areas in the town where decontamination efforts were focused. Only 367 people – around 3.5% of the town’s original population – had registered as residents as of late March, local reports said. Japanese authorities are hoping new infrastructure, including a town hall and state-owned housing, will attract residents to return.
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