Evacuees from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant crisis on Sunday helped prepare for the reopening of elementary and junior high schools in formerly off-limits areas surrounding the crippled nuclear reactor.
On Friday, the government announced that formerly off-limits areas would be reopened to the public. On Sunday, around 70 education workers and evacuees worked together to clean up Omika Elementary and Junior High School in Minami-Soma, TV Asahi reported.
The school had been used as an evacuee shelter until last month. The group wore surgical masks as they scrubbed the walls and floors in preparation for the resumption of classes, which will be taking place throughout the prefecture in the coming weeks.© Japan Today