Namie, Fukushima

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Namie

浪江町
Namie Town Hall
Namie Town Hall
Flag of Namie
Flag
Official seal of Namie
Seal
Location of Namie in Fukushima Prefecture
Location of Namie in Fukushima Prefecture
Namie is located in Japan
Namie
Namie
 
Coordinates: 37°29′40.5″N 141°00′2.6″E / 37.494583°N 141.000722°E / 37.494583; 141.000722Coordinates: 37°29′40.5″N 141°00′2.6″E / 37.494583°N 141.000722°E / 37.494583; 141.000722
CountryJapan
RegionTōhoku
PrefectureFukushima
DistrictFutaba
Area
 • Total223.14 km2 (86.15 sq mi)
Population
 (October 2017)
 • Total0
 • Density0/km2 (0/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreePine
- FlowerCosmos
- BirdCommon gull
Phone number0243-62-0123
AddressKiyohashi Rokutanda 7-2, Namie-machi, Futaba-gun, Fukushima-ken 979-1592
Websitehttp://www.town.namie.fukushima.jp/

Namie (浪江町, Namie-machi) is a Japanese town in Fukushima Prefecture on the island of Honshu.

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Namie was damaged in the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.

In April 2011, the Japanese government made people leave here because of radiation from the Fukushima I nuclear accidents.

Before people left, stone from a quarry in Namie was sent to make concrete for about 60 buildings. The stone and the concrete is radioactive.[1]

The people who used to live in Namie are called "nuclear refugees".[2]

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