TOKYO – The Japanese government has decided to lift recommendations for evacuation in some areas more than 20km from the nuclear power plant in Fukushima Dai-ichi damaged by the tsunami on 11 March in Japan.
Residents were asked to prepare to leave in case of worsening of the situation in the plant.
The government announced Tuesday that about 25,000 people lived in areas where the recommendations will be lifted.
A radius of twenty miles, prohibits the population is maintained around the nuclear power plant operated by Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO).
Evacuation orders also remained in force in several areas outside this radius.
More than 80,000 people have fled their homes because of threats related to radioactivity.