Tomioka, Fukushima

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Tomioka
富岡町
Town
Location of Tomioka in Fukushima
Tomioka, Fukushima is located in Japan
Tomioka
 
Coordinates: 37°19′59″N 141°01′01″E / 37.33306°N 141.01694°E / 37.33306; 141.01694Coordinates: 37°19′59″N 141°01′01″E / 37.33306°N 141.01694°E / 37.33306; 141.01694
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Fukushima
District Futaba District
Area
 • Total 68.47 km2 (26.44 sq mi)
Population (2003)
 • Total 16,078
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Address
979-1192

Tomioka (富岡町 Tomioka-machi?) is a Japanese town in Fukushima Prefecture on the island of Honshu.

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Tomioka is close to Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The town is inside the 20 km exclusion zone which was created after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011.[1] Animals still live in the Tomioka "no-go zone".[2]

The Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Plant is partly in Tomioka. The town government has moved temporarily to Kōriyama since 17 March 2011.

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References[change | change source]

  1. Harada, Koji. "Nuclear zone holdouts, old dog ‘Miracle’ live on," Japan Times. November 28, 2012; retrieved 2013-3-12.
  2. "Animals in Fukushima no-go zone," Kyodo News. 13 March 2013; retrieved 2013-3-13.

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