Japan attempts to revive nuclear ghost town

Okuma residents are being asked to come back but many remain fearful of the nearby crippled Fukushima Daiichi plant.

    Japan's prime minister has been visiting the area around the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

    Shinzo Abe told former residents of Okuma - the now deserted town that adjoins the plant - that he will listen to their needs.

    Officials are trying to convince 400 people to come back to the town but even they are admitting that the radiation exposure is twice the recommended limit.

    Al Jazeera's Harry Fawcett reports from Okuma.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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