History[change | edit source]
According to the New York Times in 2013, the people of Ōkuma, like many other communities in Fukushima, are "starting to come to terms with a sobering realization: their old homes are probably lost forever, and they must start anew elsewhere."
The people who used to live in Ōkuma are called "nuclear refugees".
Geography[change | edit source]
There are three towns, one village, one city, and one district next to Ōkuma.
Sister city[change | edit source]
Gallery[change | edit source]
Related pages[change | edit source]
References[change | edit source]
- Yasushi Kaneko, "2 towns at risk of disappearing; Okuma, Futaba face uncertain future due to nearby crippled N-plant," Yomiuri Shimbun, 9 Jan 2012; archived 2013-3-12.
- "Analysis: A month on, Japan nuclear crisis still scarring," International Business Times (Australia). 9 April 2011; excerpt, "The inability of Japanese authorities to regain full control of the plant will make villages nearby uninhabitable for a long time ..."; Archived 18 April 2011 at WebCite
- Tabuchi, Hiroko. "Uprooted by Tsunami, Church's Flock Regroups," New York Times. 11 March, 2013; retrieved 2013-3-12.
- "'Nuclear refugees' visit their home near stricken Fukushima plant," NBC News. 7 March 2013; retrieved 2013-3-12.
- "Sister City", Bathhurst Regional council
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