via Japan Times / July 3, 2012 /

he government said it will support a “temporary town plan” drawn up by four Fukushima municipalities that were evacuated because of massive radioactive contamination caused by the prefecture’s nuclear crisis.

The plan was revealed Sunday in a draft of the government’s basic policy on reconstructing the prefecture.

It was presented at a meeting in the city of Fukushima the same day attended by local government representatives.

Fukushima Gov. Yuhei Sato said afterward that he basically approved the draft.

The policy is set to be formalized at a Cabinet meeting via a special law for rebuilding Fukushima. Tatsuo Hirano, minister for reconstruction of areas damaged by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami last year, said the decision is expected to be made in the middle of this month.

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