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Evacuation order finally lifted for city of Fukushima nuclear power plant

An evacuation order in a city housing the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant was lifted on Tuesday for the first time since the March 2011 disaster 11 years and five months ago, as the municipality prepares for the return of some of its inhabitants.

The order for the city in Fukushima prefecture, home to the Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. complex, was imposed after the massive earthquake and tsunami hit the northeast of the country, triggering reactor meltdowns and rendering the area uninhabitable due to high radiation levels.

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